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Infertility and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Roles of Self-Esteem, Internal Control, and Interpersonal Conflict
Antonia Abbey, Frank M. Andrews and L. Jill Halman
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 54, No. 2 (May, 1992), pp. 408-417
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/353072
Page Count: 10
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Infertility is a major negative life event which has deleterious effects on women's and men's subjective well-being. The relationships between self-esteem, perceived control, interpersonal conflict between spouses, global and intimacy life quality, and the stress produced by infertility were examined in a study of 185 married infertile couples. The results of structural equation modeling indicated that fertility problem stress had indirect negative effects on life quality via its mediating effects on self-esteem, internal control, and interpersonal conflict. The implications of these results for future research are discussed.
Journal of Marriage and Family © 1992 National Council on Family Relations