Romantic relationship distress, gender, socioeconomic status, and inflammation: A preregistered report

Citation

Jaremka, Lisa M.; Kane, Heidi S.; Sunami, Naoyuki; Lebed, Olga; & Austin, Kathryn A. (2020). Romantic relationship distress, gender, socioeconomic status, and inflammation: A preregistered report. Personal Relationships. vol. 27 (3) pp. 708-727

Abstract

Poor quality romantic relationships increase risk for health problems; elevated systemic inflammation is one promising underlying mechanism. This registered report utilized data from three publicly available data sets with large sample sizes (Add Health, MIDUS, NSHAP) to test this possibility. An internal meta-analysis across all three studies determined that romantic relationship distress was unrelated to inflammation (assessed via C-reactive protein levels). In addition, this link was not moderated by gender, socioeconomic status (SES), or the combination of gender and SES.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12338

Keyword(s)

gender

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Personal Relationships

Author(s)

Jaremka, Lisa M.
Kane, Heidi S.
Sunami, Naoyuki
Lebed, Olga
Austin, Kathryn A.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

27

Issue Number

3

Pages

708-727

ISSN/ISBN

1350-4126

DOI

10.1111/pere.12338

Reference ID

6119