|dc.description.abstract||Background: Low quality of relationship is the reason for poor mental health and well-being of any individual. Research has often linked socioeconomic conditions to quality of partner relationship. Partners are struggling together regarding socioeconomic conditions and many relationships face dissolution due to low income and education.
Objective: The study on the association between socioeconomic conditions and quality of partner relationship has never been studied for older age groups in Norway. This paper examines 1. The association between income and education on quality of partner relationship of younger and older age groups. 2. The effect of age, gender and type of relationship on the association between socioeconomic conditions and quality of relationship.
Methods: This study uses data from Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation (NorLAG) (N=10032). A cross-sectional study is carried out using Pearson’s correlation to examine the association of income and education with quality of partner relationship, respectively. A stepwise linear regression analysis is carried out to examine the moderating effect of age, gender, and type of relationship on quality of partner relationship.
Results: There is an association of income and education with quality of relationship of both young and older age groups. Gender moderates the effect of education on quality of relationship among younger age groups.
Conclusion: Results conclude that higher income is associated with low quality of relationship among both the age groups. Education is also associated with low quality of relationship among older age groups but not among younger. Gender is the only interaction that moderates the effect of education on quality of partner relationship
Keywords: Quality of partner relationship, income, education, socioeconomic condition||en_US