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Marital Quality, Weight, Activity, Eating
Survey data from married couples (N=374) was analyzed for effects of marital quality on 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 of findings are discussed.
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Schade, Lori C.; Sandberg, Jonathan; and Busby, Dean, "Does This Marriage Make Me Look Fat? Marital Quality as a Predictor of Body Weight, Activity Level, and Eating Habits" (2012). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 38.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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