Moderating role of marital quality in older adults' depressed affect: beyond the main-effects model.

@article{Bookwala2005ModeratingRO,
  title={Moderating role of marital quality in older adults' depressed affect: beyond the main-effects model.},
  author={Jamila Bookwala and Melissa M. Franks},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={P338-P341}
}
We examine the role of three indicators of marital quality (marital disagreement, marital happiness, and time spent together) as moderators of the association between physical disability and depressed affect among married older individuals (N=1,044). We found support for the moderating role of marital disagreement wherein the detrimental effect of disability on depressed affect was significantly heightened among older adults with more disagreements with their spouse; a moderating effect was not… CONTINUE READING