Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The association of marital status and workload to depression and the moderating effect of gender
by Tagaloa, Elisa E., M.H.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 58; 1504539
Abstract (Summary)

Depression is a serious but common medical condition in the United States. The aim of the present study was to understand the influence of common day lifestyles such as excessive workload or marital status on depression. The study also examined the moderating effect of gender. In 2007 the Data from the California Health Interview Survey were analyzed to investigate the association between marital status and depression as well as workload level and depression. As predicted, working adults who were single or living without a partner had a higher rate of self-reported depression than their married counterparts. This phenomenon was found to be more prevalent in single women than in single men. However, an excessive amount of workload (> 50 hours per week), regardless of gender, was not significantly associated with higher rates of depression. Possible explanations as well as implications and recommendations were discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hanh-Nguyen, Hannah
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health sciences
Publication Number: 1504539
ISBN: 978-1-124-99481-9
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