Presentation Title

Quality of life and the prevalence of Depression

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall

Start Date

4-19-2018 6:30 PM

End Date

4-19-2018 7:30 PM

Department

Health Sciences

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Brett Bayles, MPH, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Cohabitation is the state of living together and having a sexual relationship without being married. Although there has been evidence that suggests cohabitation can be positive there is also evidence that suggests it may be negative. With a rapid increase in cohabitation, this raises important concerns about its consequences for the institution of marriage and the lives of individuals involved in this family form, as research indicates that cohabiters hold lower levels of commitment thus why cohabiters are more likely to be depressed than marrieds. Although the patterns of cohabitation have generally been well documented, we know very little about the outcomes of cohabitation and marriage, especially in younger and middle-aged adults. The goal of this study is to compare the quality of life and the prevalence of depression between marrieds and cohabiters because experiences of cohabitation and marriage are not the same.

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Quality of life and the prevalence of Depression

Guzman Lecture Hall

Cohabitation is the state of living together and having a sexual relationship without being married. Although there has been evidence that suggests cohabitation can be positive there is also evidence that suggests it may be negative. With a rapid increase in cohabitation, this raises important concerns about its consequences for the institution of marriage and the lives of individuals involved in this family form, as research indicates that cohabiters hold lower levels of commitment thus why cohabiters are more likely to be depressed than marrieds. Although the patterns of cohabitation have generally been well documented, we know very little about the outcomes of cohabitation and marriage, especially in younger and middle-aged adults. The goal of this study is to compare the quality of life and the prevalence of depression between marrieds and cohabiters because experiences of cohabitation and marriage are not the same.