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The Effects of Spousal Interactions on Affect and Next-Day Somatic Symptoms

Abstract The present study examined daily survey data collected from married couples over the course roughly 14 days. I investigated the relationships of the morning quality ratings of three distinct spousal interactions conversation (physical affection, and sexual activity) reported in mornings on later-day positive and negative affect, as well as next-day intensity of negative somatic symptoms (e.g. headaches, dizziness, aches and pains). Hierarchical linear modeling was used to estimate path models for both husbands and wives. Direct and indirect effects were observed. Results showed that quality of conversation and physical affection increased later-day positive mood for both husbands and wives; however, positive quality activity increased later... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Vincelette, Tara Marie (Author) / Burleson, Mary H (Advisor) / Roberts, Nicole A (Committee member) / Schweitzer, Nicholas J (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Affect / Conversation / Health / Marriage / Touch
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 62 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Psychology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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