Predicting relationship stability has been studied in a multitude of ways; however, few articles examined the extent to which socioeconomic status, relationship satisfaction, and commitment associate with relationship stability guided by the investment model. Thus, using secondary data (N=331), Andrew Hayes’s PROCESS was used to assess whether relationship satisfaction and commitment mediated the relationship between socioeconomic status and stability while controlling for relevant relational and demographic characteristics. Results suggest that socioeconomic status was negatively related to commitment but not relationship satisfaction. Relationship satisfaction and commitment were both positively related to stability, but only commitment mediated the relationship between socioeconomic status and stability. Implications are discussed.
Keywords: Stability, Mediation, Commitment, Socioeconomic Statues, Relationship Satisfaction
Key Take Away Points
Contrary to previous studies, our findings did not support that notion that socioeconomic status relate to stability and relationship satisfaction. Instead, our findings indicated that the relationship between socioeconomic status and stability is explained by commitment.
Lawrence, Timothy I.; Yelderman, Logan A.; McField, Ariel; and Allen, Lasheka
"The Mediating Role of Commitment and Relationship Satisfaction on Socioeconomic-Status and Stability,"
Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 20:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol20/iss1/11