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Discovery of a Partner Affair and Major Depressive Episode in a Probability Sample of Married or Cohabiting Adults

Overview of attention for article published in Family Process, October 2015
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Title
Discovery of a Partner Affair and Major Depressive Episode in a Probability Sample of Married or Cohabiting Adults
Published in
Family Process, October 2015
DOI 10.1111/famp.12185
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Authors

Mark A. Whisman

Abstract

Prior research has found that humiliating marital events are associated with depression. Building on this research, the current study investigated the association between one specific humiliating marital event-discovering that one's partner had an affair-and past-year major depressive episode (MDE) in a probability sample of married or cohabiting men and women who were at high risk for depression based on the criterion that they scored below the midpoint on a measure of marital satisfaction (N = 227). Results indicate that (i) women were more likely than men to report discovering their partner had an affair in the prior 12 months; (ii) discovering a partner affair was associated with a higher prevalence of past-year MDE and a lower level of marital adjustment; and (iii) the association between discovering a partner affair and MDE remained statistically significant when holding constant demographic variables and marital adjustment. These results support continued investigation into the impact that finding out about an affair has on the mental health of the person discovering a partner affair.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 16%
Student > Master 6 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Researcher 2 4%
Other 7 14%
Unknown 18 37%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 33%
Social Sciences 4 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 6%
Engineering 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 20 41%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 September 2022.
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#2,624,812
of 24,508,104 outputs
Outputs from Family Process
#128
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Outputs of similar age
#37,182
of 290,221 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Family Process
#1
of 14 outputs
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