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CENCI, Claudia Mara Bosetto; FREITAS, Clarissa Pinto Pizarro  and  HABIGZANG, Luísa Fernanda. Relationships between management of money, dyadic adjustment and marital conflict. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2018, vol.11, n.2, pp. 149-160. ISSN 1983-3482.

The exercise of conjugality is complex and requires an emotional and financial investment from the spouses. This article is the result of an empirical study with a quantitative design. The relationships between the meanings of money, money management, dyadic adjustment and marital conflict were investigated in a Brazilian sample of 246 married individuals. The positive meaning given to money was positively related to shared money management system, greater dyadic adjustment and lower indices of conflict between the couples. Couples that used the shared money management system presented greater dyadic adjustment and lower indices of conflict. On the other hand, the levels dyadic adjustment and conflict between the couples were similar between total management of expenditures system and independent money management system. The shared money management system may be classified as a positive way for couples managing their finances.

Keywords : meaning and management of money; dyadic adjustment; marital conflict.

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