Linking Financial Strain to Marital Instability: Examining the Roles of Emotional Distress and Marital Interaction
Couple interaction, Disagreements, Financial strain, Marital conflict, Marital instability
Using a sample consisting of 4,997 married couples from the National Survey of Families and Households, individual emotional distress, the occurrence of couple disagreements, couple fighting, and couple quality time together mediated the relationship between financial strain and personal assessments of marital instability. The overall results suggest that financial strain influences both positive and negative forms of couple interaction which are stronger mediators than personal emotional distress of the relationship between financial strain and marital instability. The results further suggest that there were no gender differences among these linkages.
Original Publication Citation
Gudmunson, C. G., Beutler, I. F., Israelsen, C. L., McCoy, J., & Hill, E. J. (2007). Linking financial strain to marital instability: Examining the roles of emotional distress and marital interaction. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 28, 357-376. doi: 10.1007/s10834-007-9074-7
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gudmunson, Clinton G.; Beutler, Ivan; Israelsen, L. Dwight; McCoy, J Kelly; and Hill, E. Jeffrey, "Linking Financial Strain to Marital Instability: Examining the Roles of Emotional Distress and Marital Interaction" (2007). All Faculty Publications. 2280.
Journal of Family and Economic Issues
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007