Discrimination, Depression, and Dyads: Experiences of Discrimination Influence the Partner Relationship

Shaelise Tor, Dyane Watson, Eman Tadros

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Abstract

This study examined the link between discrimination, experiences of anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts among a clinical sample of adult couple dyads (N = 49). Using an actor-partner interdependence model (APIM) that included all couple identities as indistinguishable dyads, findings suggested that experiences of discrimination were linked with higher anxiety and depression, and that higher anxiety and depression were both linked with increased suicidal thoughts. Implications for clinicians working with couples include paying attention to the influence of experiences of discrimination and the meaning the couples make of these experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • APIM
  • Anxiety
  • couples
  • depression
  • discrimination
  • suicidal thoughts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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