Mindfulness and Daily Negative Mood Variation in Romantic Relationships

Masumi Iida, Alyson Shapiro

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The current study examined the association between trait mindfulness and negative emotion regulation in the context of romantic relationships. Forty-seven cohabiting heterosexual couples participated in 24-day online daily questionnaires. Actor-partner interdependence modeling (APIM) was used to examine the associations between the five facets of mindfulness and both average level of negative mood and negative mood variation. Women with higher non-judging facet of mindfulness scores reported lower levels of average negative mood over the 24-day period (i.e., actor effect). There were also partner effects reflecting associations between one’s mindfulness and one’s partner’s negative mood variation. The non-reactivity and describing facets of mindfulness in women were associated with their partners having more stable mood (less negative mood variation), whereas the non-judging facet in men was associated with their partners reporting more stable mood (i.e., less negative mood variation). These findings suggest that although one’s own mindfulness is an important determinant of one’s own general mood disposition, variation in negative daily mood may be more likely to be influenced by one’s romantic partner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-942
Number of pages10
JournalMindfulness
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2019

Fingerprint

Mindfulness
mood
Heterosexuality
interdependence
disposition
Emotions
emotion
determinants

Keywords

  • Actor-partner interdependence model
  • Affective volatility
  • Couple relationships
  • Daily diary studies
  • Emotion regulation
  • Emotions
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood variability
  • Romantic relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

Cite this

Mindfulness and Daily Negative Mood Variation in Romantic Relationships. / Iida, Masumi; Shapiro, Alyson.

In: Mindfulness, Vol. 10, No. 5, 15.05.2019, p. 933-942.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iida, Masumi ; Shapiro, Alyson. / Mindfulness and Daily Negative Mood Variation in Romantic Relationships. In: Mindfulness. 2019 ; Vol. 10, No. 5. pp. 933-942.
@article{f449a2f3687f40be92fa061f1f6c84fe,
title = "Mindfulness and Daily Negative Mood Variation in Romantic Relationships",
abstract = "The current study examined the association between trait mindfulness and negative emotion regulation in the context of romantic relationships. Forty-seven cohabiting heterosexual couples participated in 24-day online daily questionnaires. Actor-partner interdependence modeling (APIM) was used to examine the associations between the five facets of mindfulness and both average level of negative mood and negative mood variation. Women with higher non-judging facet of mindfulness scores reported lower levels of average negative mood over the 24-day period (i.e., actor effect). There were also partner effects reflecting associations between one’s mindfulness and one’s partner’s negative mood variation. The non-reactivity and describing facets of mindfulness in women were associated with their partners having more stable mood (less negative mood variation), whereas the non-judging facet in men was associated with their partners reporting more stable mood (i.e., less negative mood variation). These findings suggest that although one’s own mindfulness is an important determinant of one’s own general mood disposition, variation in negative daily mood may be more likely to be influenced by one’s romantic partner.",
keywords = "Actor-partner interdependence model, Affective volatility, Couple relationships, Daily diary studies, Emotion regulation, Emotions, Mindfulness, Mood variability, Romantic relationships",
author = "Masumi Iida and Alyson Shapiro",
year = "2019",
month = "5",
day = "15",
doi = "10.1007/s12671-018-1056-3",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "10",
pages = "933--942",
journal = "Mindfulness",
issn = "1868-8527",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Mindfulness and Daily Negative Mood Variation in Romantic Relationships

AU - Iida, Masumi

AU - Shapiro, Alyson

PY - 2019/5/15

Y1 - 2019/5/15

N2 - The current study examined the association between trait mindfulness and negative emotion regulation in the context of romantic relationships. Forty-seven cohabiting heterosexual couples participated in 24-day online daily questionnaires. Actor-partner interdependence modeling (APIM) was used to examine the associations between the five facets of mindfulness and both average level of negative mood and negative mood variation. Women with higher non-judging facet of mindfulness scores reported lower levels of average negative mood over the 24-day period (i.e., actor effect). There were also partner effects reflecting associations between one’s mindfulness and one’s partner’s negative mood variation. The non-reactivity and describing facets of mindfulness in women were associated with their partners having more stable mood (less negative mood variation), whereas the non-judging facet in men was associated with their partners reporting more stable mood (i.e., less negative mood variation). These findings suggest that although one’s own mindfulness is an important determinant of one’s own general mood disposition, variation in negative daily mood may be more likely to be influenced by one’s romantic partner.

AB - The current study examined the association between trait mindfulness and negative emotion regulation in the context of romantic relationships. Forty-seven cohabiting heterosexual couples participated in 24-day online daily questionnaires. Actor-partner interdependence modeling (APIM) was used to examine the associations between the five facets of mindfulness and both average level of negative mood and negative mood variation. Women with higher non-judging facet of mindfulness scores reported lower levels of average negative mood over the 24-day period (i.e., actor effect). There were also partner effects reflecting associations between one’s mindfulness and one’s partner’s negative mood variation. The non-reactivity and describing facets of mindfulness in women were associated with their partners having more stable mood (less negative mood variation), whereas the non-judging facet in men was associated with their partners reporting more stable mood (i.e., less negative mood variation). These findings suggest that although one’s own mindfulness is an important determinant of one’s own general mood disposition, variation in negative daily mood may be more likely to be influenced by one’s romantic partner.

KW - Actor-partner interdependence model

KW - Affective volatility

KW - Couple relationships

KW - Daily diary studies

KW - Emotion regulation

KW - Emotions

KW - Mindfulness

KW - Mood variability

KW - Romantic relationships

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85065659357&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85065659357&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s12671-018-1056-3

DO - 10.1007/s12671-018-1056-3

M3 - Article

VL - 10

SP - 933

EP - 942

JO - Mindfulness

JF - Mindfulness

SN - 1868-8527

IS - 5

ER -