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Marlaine M. Monroig

Undergraduate Major: Psychology

McNair Mentor:
Dr. Jeffrey S. Bedwell, Psychology Department

Future Plans: Clinical Psychology Ph.D.


Marlaine M. Monroig

The following is an abstract of research Marlaine completed as an undergraduate at UCF:

Title: Associations between Health Behaviors and Psychological Distress

Conducted at the University of Central Florida as part of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.

Mentors: Dr. Jeffrey S. Bedwell, Psychology Department

Abstract:Research examining the relationship between psychological distress and health behaviors is limited, and is mainly focused on specific/individual types of psychological distress or health behaviors. Overall, there does not appear to be any published study that has examined the relationship between a wide range of health behaviors and a wide range of types of psychological distress within a healthy non-psychiatric sample. To address this lack of research, a correlational study will be conducted that will include self-report measures of health behaviors and psychological distress. Analyses will examine the relationships of different subscales for both health behaviors and psychological distress in addition to other factors that may affect health behaviors (e.g., access to health care, illness). Exploratory in nature, this study will be an endeavor to discover the potential relationship between these variables that will assist both the psychology and health fields.