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Gender, Education, Marital problems, Depressive symptoms, Sleep trouble, Self-rated health
A vast body of literature has measured the demographic differences in marital quality. According to literature on marriage, the poorly educated, females, racial ethnic minorities, and premarital cohabitors report less marital satisfaction. The main focus and goal of our study is to link the various demographic differences with poor marital quality. Much of the research on marital quality has found a link between physical health and marital outcomes. The current research neglects the other factors of mental and physical health are related to marital satisfaction and conflict. We want to observe how mental and physical health may serve as mediators and as a link to demographic characteristics.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
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Henderson, Kara; Harris, Jessica; Young, Spencer; and James, Spencer, "Explaining Demographic Differences in Marital Quality: The Role of Mental and Physical Health" (2016). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 283.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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