Emotional Experience, Relationship Behavior and Glucose Regulation in Married Couples

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Title:
Emotional Experience, Relationship Behavior and Glucose Regulation in Married Couples
Author:
Rice, David
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This daily diary study investigated the emotional experiences and relationship behaviors of married couples coping with the husband's Type 2 diabetes, and how those experiences and behaviors affected his blood glucose levels. Repeated measures multilevel models examined the effects of husbands' and wives' absolute levels of positive and negative emotional experiences, balance of positive to negative emotional experiences, absolute levels of positive and negative behaviors, and balance of positive to negative behaviors on husbands' glucose. Husbands' negative emotional experience and wives' positive balance of relationship behaviors predicted lower blood glucose levels. For husbands who were younger, in poorer general health, and whose wives were more satisfied with their marriage, husbands' positive emotional experience predicted lower blood glucose levels. For husbands in better general health, wives' reports of a higher balance of positive as opposed to negative emotional experience also predicted lower blood glucose levels. Overall, results indicate that positive emotional experience and a balance of emotional experience and relationship behavior that is predominantly positive predicts positive diabetes outcomes as measured by lower daily blood glucose levels.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Behavior; Diary; Emotion; Glucose; Marital; Relationship
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Family & Consumer Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cate, Rod; Butler, Emily
Committee Chair:
Butler, Emily

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEmotional Experience, Relationship Behavior and Glucose Regulation in Married Couplesen_US
dc.creatorRice, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorRice, Daviden_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis daily diary study investigated the emotional experiences and relationship behaviors of married couples coping with the husband's Type 2 diabetes, and how those experiences and behaviors affected his blood glucose levels. Repeated measures multilevel models examined the effects of husbands' and wives' absolute levels of positive and negative emotional experiences, balance of positive to negative emotional experiences, absolute levels of positive and negative behaviors, and balance of positive to negative behaviors on husbands' glucose. Husbands' negative emotional experience and wives' positive balance of relationship behaviors predicted lower blood glucose levels. For husbands who were younger, in poorer general health, and whose wives were more satisfied with their marriage, husbands' positive emotional experience predicted lower blood glucose levels. For husbands in better general health, wives' reports of a higher balance of positive as opposed to negative emotional experience also predicted lower blood glucose levels. Overall, results indicate that positive emotional experience and a balance of emotional experience and relationship behavior that is predominantly positive predicts positive diabetes outcomes as measured by lower daily blood glucose levels.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectBehavioren_US
dc.subjectDiaryen_US
dc.subjectEmotionen_US
dc.subjectGlucoseen_US
dc.subjectMaritalen_US
dc.subjectRelationshipen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily & Consumer Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCate, Roden_US
dc.contributor.advisorButler, Emilyen_US
dc.contributor.chairButler, Emilyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberButler, Emilyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRohrbaugh, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSilverberg Koerner, Sueen_US
dc.identifier.proquest11357en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752261219en_US
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