A new study examining whether mental health helps shape relationship satisfaction has revealed that there are differences between females and males, with men having the potential to experience a shady relationship.
The study, led by Loughborough University''sProfessor Paul Downward, an economist at the School of Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences, used data on 42,464 couples collected during the British Household Panel Survey (1991-2008) to examine aspects of the marital adjustment model, which compared dyadic partners.
The findings, which have been published in theBMC Psychology Journal, indicate that relationship satisfaction is more likely to influence mental health for females.
There is a potential conflict of dissatisfaction with partners with males.
Men may be engaging more in a manner that more effectively takes them away from their partners, both behavioralally and emotionally.
The paper is a part of a larger research that suggests health should be considered as an asset that will help individuals and society flourish rather than as a remedial action.
Investment in mental health treatment would therefore benefit the well-being of individuals and their partners.
Professor Downward highlighted the need for a more inclusive and productive society, while also highlighting health policy that is increasing to identify health as an asset.
The results, which are consistent with the literature, suggest that partner satisfaction is a fundamental relationship with which mental health states can be shared.
The topic is vital because satisfaction with partners is a key component of the overall health of life and the well-being of individuals.
Professor Downward is hoping to focus on this research and explore how health injustices become shared across peer groups.