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Author: Pollock, Elizabeth Davenport
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1. Pollock, Elizabeth Davenport
Relationship Between Mental Health, Physical Health, Physical Appearance and Marital Dissatisfaction
M.S. Thesis, University of Maryland - College Park, December 2006. MAI 44/06, p. 2649, Dec 2006
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Depression (see also CESD); Health, Mental; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Marital Satisfaction/Quality; Weight

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This study examines the relationship between mental health, physical health and physical appearance and marital dissatisfaction for women interviewed in the 1992 and 2002 rounds of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979. Ordered logistic regression analysis was applied to data from NLSY79's 1992 and 2002 rounds and the change from 1992 to 2002. This study found that health is an important factor in marital dissatisfaction. The results indicated that high levels of depression were related to high marital dissatisfaction, while high body weight and changes in physical health were related to low marital dissatisfaction. Social norms theory was found to be a consistent predictor of the relationship between poor mental health and marital dissatisfaction. Marital exchange theory's predictions were also supported by the data for the physical appearance and the physical health variables.
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Pollock, Elizabeth Davenport. Relationship Between Mental Health, Physical Health, Physical Appearance and Marital Dissatisfaction. M.S. Thesis, University of Maryland - College Park, December 2006. MAI 44/06, p. 2649, Dec 2006.
2. Pollock, Elizabeth Davenport
The Association of Negative Family Processes in Early Adolescence and Health Status and Body Mass Index in Late Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Ph.D. Dissertation, Family Studies, University of Maryland--College Park, 2011.
Also: http://hdl.handle.net/1903/11546
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM)
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Family Process Measures; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Parent-Child Relationship/Closeness; Weight

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Extant research suggests that negative family processes during adolescence may be detrimental to health over time. Informed by family systems theory and the biopsychosocial perspective, this study examined the association of negative family processes in early adolescence and health status and body mass index in late adolescence and early adulthood. Data from U.S. males and females in two-parent households from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 were examined over a ten year period from early adolescence to early adulthood. Results from logistic regressions and multiple regressions suggest that negative parent-child processes (NPCP) and negative inter-parental processes (NIPP) are associated with elevated risk for poorer health status but are not associated with body mass index. Logistic regressions estimated the association between NPCP and NIPP and youth's risk of very good, good and poor health status, respectively, as compared to excellent health status. Specifically, there is a step function for the association between NPCP and risk for poorer health status in late adolescence and early adulthood, between NIPP and risk for poorer health status in late adolescence and between NIPP and risk for the poorest health status category in early adulthood. Mental health, unhealthy behaviors (tobacco use, marijuana use and alcohol use), and healthy behaviors (i.e. physical activity) partially mediated the association between NPCP and NIPP, respectively, and health status in late adolescence, and mental health and tobacco use (only for NPCP) partially mediated the association with health status in early adulthood. All analyses are independent of race, gender, maternal education, health status in early adolescence, BMI in early adolescence, parental health status, and parental BMI. Moderation by maternal education and implications for public health, future research, programming, and therapy are discussed.
Bibliography Citation
Pollock, Elizabeth Davenport. The Association of Negative Family Processes in Early Adolescence and Health Status and Body Mass Index in Late Adolescence and Early Adulthood. Ph.D. Dissertation, Family Studies, University of Maryland--College Park, 2011..