A demographic parameter indicating a person's status with respect to marriage, divorce, widowhood, singleness, etc.
The social institution involving legal and/or religious sanction whereby individuals are joined together.
Legal dissolution of an officially recognized marriage relationship.
The unmarried man or woman.
The state of having lost a marital partner by death.
Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
Size and composition of the family.
Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.
Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
Female parents, human or animal.
The act of killing oneself.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
The individual's experience of a sense of fulfillment of a need or want and the quality or state of being satisfied.
A natural, adoptive, or substitute parent of a dependent child, who lives with only one parent. The single parent may live with or visit the child. The concept includes the never-married, as well as the divorced and widowed.
Sexual activities of humans.
Male parents, human or animal.
The separation of individuals or groups resulting in the lack of or minimizing of social contact and/or communication. This separation may be accomplished by physical separation, by social barriers and by psychological mechanisms. In the latter, there may be interaction but no real communication.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
A person's view of himself.
Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.
Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.
Tendency to feel anger toward and to seek to inflict harm upon a person or group.
A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.
The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.
A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
An affective disorder manifested by either a dysphoric mood or loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. The mood disturbance is prominent and relatively persistent.
The nursing of an infant at the breast.
Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.
Voluntary cooperation of the patient in following a prescribed regimen.
Behavior patterns of those practicing CONTRACEPTION.
Personality construct referring to an individual's perception of the locus of events as determined internally by his or her own behavior versus fate, luck, or external forces. (ERIC Thesaurus, 1996).
Married persons, i.e., husbands and wives, or partners. Domestic partners, or spousal equivalents, are two adults who have chosen to share their lives in an intimate and committed relationship, reside together, and share a mutual obligation of support for the basic necessities of life.