Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2017

Abstract

The authors used a vulnerability–stress–adaptation framework to examine how and why impulsivity affects communication and marital satisfaction in a sample of 100 newlywed couples. We specifically examined the links between impulsivity and perceptions of conflict communication patterns and their associations with marital satisfaction. Using an actor–partner interdependence framework, the results demonstrated that impulsivity was negatively associated with one's own and partner's marital satisfaction. Impulsivity was also negatively associated with constructive communication and positively associated with destructive communication. Furthermore, mediation analyses showed that communication patterns mediated the impulsivity–satisfaction link. Taken together, these findings suggest that impulsivity is likely to lead to lower marital satisfaction, partly through its effect on communication between partners.

Keywords

Human, human experiment, impulsiveness, marriage, perception

Discipline

Counseling Psychology | Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology and Interaction

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Personal Relationships

Volume

24

Issue

2

First Page

423

Last Page

439

ISSN

1350-4126

Identifier

10.1111/pere.12190

Publisher

Wiley: 12 months

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org./10.1111/pere.12190