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Effect of Life Satisfaction on Depression among Childless Married Couples: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 02 12; 19(4)IJ

Abstract

Depression among childless middle-aged and elderly people is a serious social problem in Korea. However, few studies examine the influence of life satisfaction on the depression of spouses as actors and partners. Hence, this study analyzes the influence of life satisfaction (a positive factor childless married couples may have) on depression. This cross-sectional study employed data on couples to analyze the effect of life satisfaction on the depression of childless married couples as actors and partners via the actor-partner interdependence model. The Korea Longitudinal Study of Aging was employed to investigate life satisfaction and depression among 207 childless middle-aged and elderly couples. Regarding actor effects, wives' (β = -0.285, p = 0.004) and husbands' (β = -0.403, p < 0.001) life satisfaction significantly affected individual depression. Regarding partner effects, husbands' life satisfaction (β = -0.255, p = 0.011) significantly affected wives' depression, and the wives' life satisfaction (β = -0.375, p < 0.001) significantly affected husbands' depression. A childless actor's life satisfaction affected own and partner's depression. Thus, spouses should work together to improve their life satisfaction, thereby improving their depression.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan 50612, Korea.College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan 50612, Korea.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

35206243

Citation

Ha, Ju-Young, and Hyo-Jin Park. "Effect of Life Satisfaction On Depression Among Childless Married Couples: a Cross-Sectional Study." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, no. 4, 2022.
Ha JY, Park HJ. Effect of Life Satisfaction on Depression among Childless Married Couples: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(4).
Ha, J. Y., & Park, H. J. (2022). Effect of Life Satisfaction on Depression among Childless Married Couples: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(4). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19042055
Ha JY, Park HJ. Effect of Life Satisfaction On Depression Among Childless Married Couples: a Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 02 12;19(4) PubMed PMID: 35206243.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effect of Life Satisfaction on Depression among Childless Married Couples: A Cross-Sectional Study. AU - Ha,Ju-Young, AU - Park,Hyo-Jin, Y1 - 2022/02/12/ PY - 2022/01/12/received PY - 2022/01/30/revised PY - 2022/02/10/accepted PY - 2022/2/25/entrez PY - 2022/2/26/pubmed PY - 2022/3/22/medline KW - Korea KW - actor-partner interdependence model KW - depression KW - family characteristics KW - personal satisfaction JF - International journal of environmental research and public health JO - Int J Environ Res Public Health VL - 19 IS - 4 N2 - Depression among childless middle-aged and elderly people is a serious social problem in Korea. However, few studies examine the influence of life satisfaction on the depression of spouses as actors and partners. Hence, this study analyzes the influence of life satisfaction (a positive factor childless married couples may have) on depression. This cross-sectional study employed data on couples to analyze the effect of life satisfaction on the depression of childless married couples as actors and partners via the actor-partner interdependence model. The Korea Longitudinal Study of Aging was employed to investigate life satisfaction and depression among 207 childless middle-aged and elderly couples. Regarding actor effects, wives' (β = -0.285, p = 0.004) and husbands' (β = -0.403, p < 0.001) life satisfaction significantly affected individual depression. Regarding partner effects, husbands' life satisfaction (β = -0.255, p = 0.011) significantly affected wives' depression, and the wives' life satisfaction (β = -0.375, p < 0.001) significantly affected husbands' depression. A childless actor's life satisfaction affected own and partner's depression. Thus, spouses should work together to improve their life satisfaction, thereby improving their depression. SN - 1660-4601 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/35206243/Effect_of_Life_Satisfaction_on_Depression_among_Childless_Married_Couples:_A_Cross_Sectional_Study_ L2 - https://www.mdpi.com/resolver?pii=ijerph19042055 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -