The University of Arizona Divorce, Sleep, and Social Environment (DSE) Study was supported by a R01 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01HD069498) and was designed to examine the associations between adults' psychological responses to marital separation, objectively-assessed sleep quality (via actigraphy) and daily social behaviors (assessed via the Electronically Activated Recorder, EAR), all of which were assessed at multiple occasions over 5 months. The base sample includes 140 participants in midlife (average age, 43 years) who were married for an average of 13 years and separated, on average, within the last 4 months. For various measures and timepoints, data is missing on about 13% of the sample. This is a study of individuals over time as they adapt to their marital separation and divorce. We collected self-reported data on five monthly assessments, and participants wore the EAR and sleep actigraphs on months 1,3, and 5. The EAR data is fully coded and includes the objective assessment of many daily social behaviors, including time spent alone, with others and/or socializing, time receiving social support, and time with an ex-partner. A detailed procedure manual for this study can be found here: The complete Time 1 self-report measure set can be found here: An illustrative paper using this data can be found here: All aspects of this study were approved by the University of Arizona IRB: #1100000370: Sleep and Divorce: Identifying Bidirectional Vulnerability and Resilience
Date made available2019
PublisherUNC Dataverse

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