Title

Examining the Link Between Exercise and Positive Relationship Events in Clinical Couples

Keywords

Exercise, positive relationships, clinical couples, couples

Abstract

This study contributes to the literature on potential interventions couple therapists can use outside therapy for couples. We examine this research question: Are couples that exercise on a given day more likely to experience positive events in their relationship that day? Participants were 33 couples in a treatment-as-usual setting who completed the Daily Diary of Events in Couple Therapy for up to the first 28 days they are in therapy. Multinomial logistic regression showed increased women's daily hours of exercise were significantly associated with an increased report of daily positive events for both men and women. Men's daily hours of exercise were not significantly related to daily positive events reported by either partner.

Original Publication Citation

Johnson, L.N., Selland, B.S., Mennenga, K.D., Oka, M., Tambling R.B., & Anderson, S.R. (2018). Examining the link between exercise and positive relationship events in clinical couples. American Journal of Family Therapy, 46,1-13. Doi: 10.1080/01926187.2018.1437574

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018-03-06

Publisher

The American Journal of Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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