Infidelity’s aftermath: Appraisals, mental health, and health-compromising behaviors following a partner’s infidelity

  title={Infidelity’s aftermath: Appraisals, mental health, and health-compromising behaviors following a partner’s infidelity},
  author={M. Rosie Shrout and Daniel J. Weigel},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={1067 - 1091}
Guided by transactional stress theory, this research investigated the role of appraisals in noninvolved partners’ mental health and health-compromising behaviors after infidelity. Responses from 232 college students who were recently cheated on revealed that negative appraisals (partner blame, self-blame, and causal attribution) had indirect effects on health-compromising behaviors through mental health (depression, anxiety, and distress). Moderated mediation analyses revealed that gender… 

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