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Table 7 Partner's relationship satisfaction as a buffer for men.

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

Relationship satisfaction (partner's) Self-esteem (SD-scored) First time motherhood (0,1) Relationship satisfaction (SD-scored) Somatic disease (SD-scored) Family income (SD-scored) Partner's distress (SD-scored)
Low -0.40 (-0.45,-0.36) 0.23 (0.10, 0.35) -0.38 (-0.42,-0.34) 0.20 (0.16, 0.25) -0.17 (-0.23,-0.11) 0.17 (0.12, 0.22)
Moderate -0.36 (-0.39,-0.34) 0.18 (0.13, 0.22) -0.26 (-0.28,-0.24) 0.20 (0.18, 0.22) -0.13 (-0.16,-0.11) 0.14 (0.12, 0.16)
High -0.25 (-0.26,-0.24) 0.09 (0.07, 0.10) -0.20 (-0.21,-0.19) 0.16 (0.15, 0.17) -0.07 (-0.08,-0.06) 0.13 (0.12, 0.14)
  1. Significant interaction effects (p < 0.001) between the partner's relationship satisfaction and six 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 Partner's relationship satisfaction', 'Unemployment X Partner's relationship satisfaction', 'Education X Partner's relationship satisfaction', 'Partner's self-esteem X Partner's relationship satisfaction', 'Partner's social support X Partner's relationship satisfaction','Partner's unemployment X Partner's relationship satisfaction', 'Partner's somatic disease X Partner's relationship satisfaction', and 'Partner's education X Partner's relationship satisfaction'