ERIC Number: EJ426698
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Marital Status and Personal Well-Being: A Literature Review.
Coombs, Robert H.
Family Relations, v40 n1 p97-102 Jan 1991
Reviews literature on marital status and well-being. Review finds little support for selection hypothesis which asserts that the relationship between marital status and well-being is spurious because emotional maturity explains both conditions. However, the evidence is consistent with protection/support hypothesis that a marital partner who provides companionship and psychic aid buffers individuals against physical and emotional pathology. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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