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Marriage, Divorce and Male Testosterone

Mazur, Allan and Michalek, Joel (1998) Marriage, Divorce and Male Testosterone. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Among male Air Force veterans of the Vietnam era, age-adjusted testosterone (T) levels are lower in married men than among those who are single or divorced. Contrary to the assumption of some sociological studies, age-adjusted T is not constant over time. T is relatively high during the years surrounding a divorce, and T level falls during the years surrounding marriage. Changing T levels may explain the low criminality found among married men, and the increase in wife abuse around the time of divorce.

Item Type:Preprint
Subjects:Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:632
Deposited By:Mazur, Allan
Deposited On:15 Apr 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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