PERCEIVED PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH IN MIDDLE ADULTHOOD


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PEKEL ULUDAĞLI N. , Pekcetin S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH, vol.16, no.2, pp.31-54, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5708/ejmh.16.2021.2.2
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-54
  • Keywords: perceived physical health, perceived psychological health, marital satisfaction, age of marriage, middle adulthood, MARITAL SATISFACTION, RELATIONSHIP QUALITY, DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS, SOCIAL SUPPORT, EARLY MARRIAGE, UNITED-STATES, YOUNG-ADULTS, AGE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, TRAJECTORIES

Abstract

Background: The life course health development approach, as a new theoretical model relating to health, dwells on psychosocial factors as well as biological factors, and it proposes that the effects of developmental timing unfolding over one's lifespan should be considered. Based on this theoretical model, as well as empirical studies relating to marriage and health, one of the psychosocial factors that may contribute to the health of middle-aged individuals is the marital relationship.