Marital satisfaction and depression: different causal relationships for men and women?

Fincham, Frank D, Beach, Steven R H, Harold, Gordon T and Osborne, Lori N (1997) Marital satisfaction and depression: different causal relationships for men and women? Psychological Science, 8 (5). pp. 351-357. ISSN 0956-7976

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Abstract

A sample of 150 recently married couples provided data regarding marital satisfaction and depressive symptoms. Approximately 18 months later, 116 of these couples provided complete information on marital satisfaction and depression once again. The data were examined using three sets of causal models, which yielded converging results. For men, causal paths emerged from depression to marital satisfaction, whereas for women, causal paths were from satisfaction to depression. The results are discussed in relation to the marital discord model of depression.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Carmel Stevenson
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 11:28
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2015 08:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55629
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