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Marital status, relationship distress and self-rated health: what role for ‘sleep problems’?

Meadows, RAL and Arber, S (2015) Marital status, relationship distress and self-rated health: what role for ‘sleep problems’? Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 56 (3). pp. 341-355.

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Abstract

This paper analyzes data from a nationally representative survey of adults in the United Kingdom (Understanding Society, N = 37,253) to explore the marital status/health nexus (using categories that include a measure of relationship distress) and to assess the role that sleep problems play as a potential mediator. Findings indicate how it is not just the "form" marital status takes but also the absence or presence of relationship distress that is essential to self-rated health. We demonstrate two further findings that: (1) sleep problems act as a mediator of the link between marital status/relationship distress and self-rated health, most notably for those in cohabiting relationships with medium/high distress or who have a history of relationship loss, and (2) the mediating role of sleep problems differs for divorced men and women.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Meadows, RALr.meadows@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Arber, Ss.arber@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 June 2015
Identification Number : 10.1177/0022146515593948.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:32
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:36
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/820335

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