Exploring Daily Religious/Spiritual Activities Among Older Couples: Religious/Spiritual Influence Moderating the Effects of Health Symptoms on Marital Interactions
daily religious practices, dyadic analysis, health, marital interactions
Using data from 191 later-life couples across 14 days, patterns of husband and wife religious/spiritual activities were explored, as well as how those activities predicted daily marital processes and how they moderated the links between daily physical symptoms and marital interactions. Husband and wife reports of religious/spiritual influence were linked with their own positive and negative marital interactions (“actor” effects). However, only husband religious/spiritual influence was linked with wife marital interactions (“partner” effects). Religious/spiritual influence moderated the link between symptoms and marital interactions for wives. Findings suggest a buffering effect of religious/spiritual activities on daily symptoms for older married wives.
Original Publication Citation
Yorgason, J.B. (2015). Exploring daily religious/spiritual activities among older couples: Religious/spiritual influence moderating the effects of health symptoms on marital interactions. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 27, 201-221. doi:10.1080/15528030.2014.989463
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Yorgason, Jeremy B., "Exploring Daily Religious/Spiritual Activities Among Older Couples: Religious/Spiritual Influence Moderating the Effects of Health Symptoms on Marital Interactions" (2015). Faculty Publications. 4725.
Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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