Money Matters in Marriage: Financial Concerns, Warmth, and Hostility Among Military Couples

Donald Bruce Ross, Catherine Walker O’Neal, Amy Laura Arnold, Jay A. Mancini

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Abstract

The effects of military couples’ (N = 219) financial management concerns on marital quality were investigated using an actor-partner interdependence model based on the family stress model. The influence of the mediating role of warm and hostile marital interactions was also investigated after accounting for multiple indicators of the military context, which are usually significant in the lives of military families. Individuals with higher levels of concern about financial management expressed less warmth and more hostility towards their partner. In turn, individuals exhibiting higher levels of warmth had spouses who reported greater marital quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-581
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Family and Economic Issues
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding This study was supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (NIFA Award No. 2009-48680-06069, Author D, Principal Investigator).

Funding Information:
The authors are Donald Bruce Ross, M.S., Catherine Walker O?Neal, Ph.D., Amy Laura Arnold, Ph.D., and Jay A. Mancini, Ph.D. of the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. The authors acknowledge this manuscript has not been published elsewhere nor has it been simultaneously submitted for publication with another journal. This study was supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (NIFA Award No. 2009-48680-06069, Author D, Principal Investigator). All the author declares that they have no conflict of interest.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Keywords

  • Economic distress
  • Family economics
  • Interdependence
  • Relationship interaction
  • Relationship quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Economics and Econometrics

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