Does This Marriage Make Me Look Fat? Marital Quality as a Predictor of Perceptions of Body Weight, Activity Level, and Eating Habits
RELATE, marriage, marital quality, eating habits
Survey data from the RELATE inventory (www.relate-institute.org) was gathered for married couples (N = 374) and was analyzed for effects of marital quality on perceptions of weight as a problem in the marriage, activity level, and eating habits. Results indicate that wife marital quality was positively associated with weight being a problem for wives, while husband marital quality was negatively associated with weight being a problem for both husbands and wives in the relationship. Wife marital quality was also positively associated with husband activity level, while husband marital quality was negatively associated with husband activity level. Implications for clinicians are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Schade, L. C., Sandberg, J. & Busby, D. M. (2013). Does this marriage make me look fat? Marital quality as a predictor of body weight, activity level and eating habits. American Journal of Family Therapy, 42, 42-52.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Schade, Lori Cluff; Sandberg, Jonathan; and Busby, Dean M., "Does This Marriage Make Me Look Fat? Marital Quality as a Predictor of Perceptions of Body Weight, Activity Level, and Eating Habits" (2013). Faculty Publications. 4658.
The American Journal of Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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