Stress in Childhood and Adulthood: Effects on Marital Quality Over Time.

@article{Umberson2005StressIC,
  title={Stress in Childhood and Adulthood: Effects on Marital Quality Over Time.},
  author={Debra Umberson and Kristi Williams and Daniel A. Powers and Hui Liu and Belinda L. Needham},
  journal={Journal of marriage and the family},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={1332-1347}
}
We work from a stress and life course perspective to consider how stress affects trajectories of change in marital quality over time. Specifically, we ask whether stress is more likely to undermine the quality of marital experiences at different points in the life course. In addition, we ask whether the effects of adult stress on marital quality depend on childhood family stress experiences. Growth curve analysis of data from a national longitudinal survey (Americans' Changing Lives, N = 1,059… CONTINUE READING
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