The Attitudes Towards Dating Violence Scales: Development and initial validation.
The co-occurrence of adolescent boys' and girls' use of psychologically, physically, and sexually abusive behaviors in their dating relationships.
The findings suggest that the meaning of happiness changes for people as they get older and they learn to be content with their lot.
Researchers based at the Institute of Education in London and Manchester University analysed information from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, which has been tracking and interviewing the same group of over 50s for more than 10 years.
By contrast the general quality of life measure showed a much more marked decline throughout the 70s, gathering pace as people passed the age of 80.
A typical 80-year-old’s quality of life deteriorates two and a half times faster than a 60-year-old, it found.
Rosenfeld and Thomas (2) provide some evidence that relationship quality for partners who meet on-line may be higher and the 1-y break-up rate slightly lower than for partners who meet off-line.
Solid empirical evidence on the marital outcomes associated with meeting on-line vs. Here we report the results of a nationally representative survey of 19,131 respondents who married between 20 () the extent to which the specific on-line venue, or the specific off-line venue, in which couples met is associated with marital satisfaction and marital break-ups.
In addition, marriages that began on-line, when compared with those that began through traditional off-line venues, were slightly less likely to result in a marital break-up (separation or divorce) and were associated with slightly higher marital satisfaction among those respondents who remained married.The latter analysis is important because on-line venues have tended to be treated as a homogenous terrain (2) despite on-line venues having grown in number, variety, and complexity.The demographic characteristics of the respondents who married between 20 as well as US Census data for married individuals indicated that the weighted sample of 19,131 respondents was generally representative (Table S1).“But if you are 60 you might not evaluate its importance in the same way, you might do it in relation to other people.” But he said it was unclear whether the greater relative contentment in later life was a specific characteristic of the generation which spent its formative years during the Second World War or a more universal human trait. Marital discord is costly to children, families, and communities.
The paper, published in the Journal of Gerontology, concludes: “Cohort differences are not a definitive cause of low levels of subjective well-being.