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2009

Iowa State University

Couples

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Dyadic Influences On Self-Rated Health Among Older Adults, Kate Daugherty Jan 2009

Dyadic Influences On Self-Rated Health Among Older Adults, Kate Daugherty

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Self-rated health is deemed a parsimonious and multi-dimensional indicator of overall health, predictive of mortality. The current study evaluated personal as well as spousal predictors of self-rated health in older adults given the influence of partners over the life course. Hierarchical regression analyses assessed individual and dyadic (spousal) predictors of self-rated health for 552 couples from the Iowa version of the Established Populations for Epidemiological Studies of the Elderly (EPESE). Individual predictors of education, depressive symptoms, and number of chronic conditions were predictive for both husbands and wives. No spousal variables were significant. Further analyses should be employed to test ...


Qualitative Analysis Of Couple Decision-Making, Tara Danielle Dekkers Jan 2009

Qualitative Analysis Of Couple Decision-Making, Tara Danielle Dekkers

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Couple decision-making is a complex process which includes a variety of factors. Little research has been done that considers reflections after a decision has been made. The ways that couples make decisions varies but there are a number of underlying issues that are considered when making a family or couple decision. This qualitative study was a feminist grounded theory study in which the decision-making practices of nine couples were explored. These nine couples were interviewed together and separately about their decision-making practices. Themes indicate that outside influences such as one's faith, family, and friends affect most aspects of decision-making ...