Perceived Partner Responsiveness Predicts Better Sleep Quality Through Lower Anxiety

Selçuk, Emre
Stanton, Sarah C. E.
Slatcher, Richard B.
Ong, Anthony D.
The present study investigated whether perceived partner responsiveness-the extent to which individuals feel cared for, understood, and validated by their partner-predicted subjective sleep problems and objective (actigraph-based) sleep efficiency through lower anxiety and depression symptoms. A life span sample of 698 married or cohabiting adults (35-86 years old) completed measures of perceived partner responsiveness and subjective sleep problems. A subset of the sample (N = 219) completed a weeklong sleep study where actigraph-based measures of sleep efficiency were obtained. Perceived partner responsiveness predicted lower self-reported global sleep problems through lower anxiety and depression and greater actigraph-assessed sleep efficiency through lower anxiety. All indirect associations held after controlling for emotional support provision to the partner, agreeableness, and demographic and health covariates known to affect sleep quality. These findings are among the first to demonstrate how perceived partner responsiveness, a core aspect of romantic relationships, is linked to sleep behavior.


Perceived parenting styles, emotion recognition, and emotion regulation in relation to psychological well-being : symptoms of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety
Aka, B. Türküler; Gençöz, Tülin; Department of Psychology (2011)
The purpose of the current study was to examine the path of perceived parenting styles, emotion recognition, emotion regulation, and psychological well-being in terms of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety symptoms consequently. For the purpose of this study 530 adults (402 female, 128 male) between the ages of 18 and 36 (M = 22.09, SD = 2.78) participated in the current study. The data was collected by a questionnaire battery including a Demographic Category Sheet, Short-EMBU (Egna...
Group comparison of individuals with and without irritable bowel syndrome in terms of psychological and lifestyle-related factors
SELVİ, KERİM; Bozo Özen, Özlem (2022-01-01)
Objective: In this study, we intended to explore group differences between individuals with and without irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in terms of psychological (i.e., perceived stress, internalizing problems, and difficulties in emotion regulation) and lifestyle-related factors (i.e., health-promoting behaviors and the frequency of smoking and alcohol consumption). Method: The data were collected using an online survey packet comprising demographic information form, Rome III Criteria for IBS, Health-Promot...
Indirect Relationship between Egoistic Relative Deprivation and Subjective Well-Being
ÖZDEMİR, FATİH; Tekes, Burcu; Öner Özkan, Bengi (2019-01-01)
The present study investigates the possible variables that explain subjective well-being based on Relative Deprivation Theory. In this regard, the first purpose of the study is to focus on the qualitative characteristic of the desired outcome and examine whether the types of material and emotional egoistic relative deprivation exhibit a differentiated relationship with subjective well-being. The second purpose is to test the possible mediating role of perceived intrinsic strength and perceived extrinsic str...
Perceived social support as a moderator of the relationship between caregiver well-being indicators and psychological symptoms
Demirtepe-Saygili, Dilek; Bozo Özen, Özlem (SAGE Publications, 2011-10-01)
The present study examined the moderating role of perceived social support in caregiver well-being indicators - psychological symptoms relationship. The data obtained from 100 caregivers of children with leukaemia revealed that the caregivers who were more able to satisfy their basic needs, and perform their daily activities, reported lower levels of psychological symptoms if they perceived higher levels of social support. However, perceived social support did not alleviate the level of psychological sympto...
The correlates of psychological health among the Turkish unemployed: Psychological burden of financial help during unemployment
Bilgiç, Reyhan (2013-10-01)
The purpose of this study is to examine the major determinants of psychological health during unemployment. With this in mind, 438 (17% female and 83% male) unemployed individuals were contacted through Turkey's State Employment Office. It was expected that the relationship between duration of unemployment and psychological wellbeing would be nonlinear. Additionally it was hypothesized that perceived social support would moderate the relationship between length of unemployment and psychological health. Furt...
Citation Formats
E. Selçuk, S. C. E. Stanton, R. B. Slatcher, and A. D. Ong, “Perceived Partner Responsiveness Predicts Better Sleep Quality Through Lower Anxiety,” SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PERSONALITY SCIENCE, pp. 83–92, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: