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Journal of Happiness Studies

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 947–962

First Online: 12 December 2010

Abstract

The association between overall life satisfaction LS and relationship satisfaction RS was investigated longitudinally among mothers N=67,355, using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study MoBa, conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Data were collected twice during pregnancy, and at 6 and 36 months postpartum. Satisfaction increased during pregnancy, with RS decreasing immediately following birth and LS showing an initial increase followed by a decrease postpartum. The results showed that LS and RS levels were quite stable over time .46-.75, as was their cross-sectional associations .42-.59. Structural equation modeling using a cross-lagged longitudinal model evidenced cross-concept cross-time effects for both LS and RS. The strengths of the cross-effects were asymmetrical and life-phase specific, with RS predicting change in LS more than LS predicted changes in RS during pregnancy and infancy. Having a satisfying romantic relationship is important for retaining and increasing future life satisfaction.

KeywordsLife satisfaction Relationship satisfaction Subjective well-being Parenthood Pregnancy  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Gunvor Marie Dyrdal - Espen Røysamb - Ragnhild Bang Nes - Joar Vittersø

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