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HART, Jennifer; MOSMANN, Clarisse Pereira  and  FALCKE, Denise. Management of money by the couple and financial infidelity. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.1, pp. 260-276. ISSN 1808-4281.

The management of money constitutes one of the main reasons for marital conflict. This paper aimed to investigate the ways couples handle the money and the situations of financial infidelity. A quantitative study with a descriptive, comparative and correlational design was conducted. 143 officially married or living together couples participated. Ages ranged between 19 and 81 years. Two questionnaires were applied, one of sociodemographic data and a questionnaire about management of money. A descriptive and inferential statistics analysis was made. The results revealed that 58% of participants shared management of money. The majority (93.5%) indicated that they have never committed financial infidelity. Contrary to previous studies, the results showed no significant conflict regarding the handling of money, but association between financial infidelity and income of the couple.

Keywords : couple; finance; marital relations; marital conflict.

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