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Table 5 Relationship satisfaction (RS) as a buffer for men.

From: The buffering effect of relationship satisfaction on emotional distress in couples

Relationship satisfaction (own) Self-esteem (SD-scored) First time motherhood (0,1) Unemployment (0,1) Somatic disease (SD-scored) Family income (SD-scored) Partner's distress (SD-scored) Partner's self-esteem (SD-scored) Partner's RS (SD-scored) Partner's social support
Low -0.53 (-0.58,-0.47) 0.29 (0.13, 0.45) 0.59 (0.28, 0.90) 0.20 (0.14, 0.25) -0.21 (-0.29,-0.13) 0.15 (0.08, 0.22) -0.01 (-0.08, 0.06) -0.11 (-0.16, -0.05) -0.06 (-0.13, 0.01)
Moderate -0.36 (-0.38,-0.34) 0.16 (0.12, 0.21) 0.53 (0.42, 0.64) 0.22 (0.20, 0.24) -0.11 (-0.14,-0.09) 0.16 (0.13, 0.18) -0.04 (-0.06,-0.01) -0.01 (-0.03, 0.01) 0.00 (-0.03, 0.02)
High -0.25 (-0.25,-0.24) 0.09 (0.07, 0.10) 0.48 (0.44, 0.52) 0.15 (0.14, 0.16) -0.07 (-0.08,-0.06) 0.13 (0.12, 0.14) -0.02 (-0.03,-0.01) -0.03 (-0.05,-0.02) 0.00 (-0.01, 0.00)
  1. Significant interaction effects (p < 0.001) between relationship satisfaction and nine predictors on men's emotional distress. Main effects (b (95% CI)) for various strata with low, moderate, and high relationship satisfaction
  2. No significant interaction effect (p > 0.001) was found for 'Social Support X Relationship satisfaction', 'Education X Relationship satisfaction', 'Partner's unemployment X Relationship satisfaction', Partner's somatic disease X Relationship satisfaction', 'Partner's education X Relationship satisfaction'