Coming home upset: Gender, marital satisfaction, and the daily spillover of workday experience into couple interactions.

@article{Schulz2004ComingHU,
  title={Coming home upset: Gender, marital satisfaction, and the daily spillover of workday experience into couple interactions.},
  author={Marc S. Schulz and Philip A. Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan and Richard T Brennan},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={250-63}
}
This study explored how daily changes in workday pace and end-of-the-workday mood were related to nightly variations in withdrawn and angry marital behavior. For 3 days, 82 husbands and wives from 42 couples completed questionnaires at the end of the workday and at bedtime. More negatively arousing workdays were linked with angrier marital behavior for women and less angry and more withdrawn behavior for men. Daily changes in workday pace predicted fluctuations in women's, but not men's… CONTINUE READING

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