Grace Joseph Akpakip
This study investigated ﬁnancial conﬂict management and marital stability in Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. This study employed a correlational research design. The population for this study comprised all the 115,345 couples in Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District. The sample size for the study was 389 couples. A questionnaire titled “Financial Conﬂict Management and Marital Stability Questionnaire (FCMMSQ)” was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts. A reliability coeﬃcient of 0.82 was realized when the instrument was trial-tested on 30 couples from the study area who did not take part in the main study. The data collected were analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Finding of the study on hypothesis one revealed that making proper ﬁnancial decision signiﬁcantly relate with marital stability. Finding on hypothesis two revealed that sharing ﬁnancial responsibilities between spouses signiﬁcantly relate with marital stability. Findings on hypothesis three revealed that setting ﬁnancial goals has a signiﬁcant relationship with marital stability. Based on the ﬁndings, it was recommended that couples should sit down and outline their duties, such as bill payment, budget maintenance, grocery and clothes shopping, and so on.