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Okafor, Chidi Ogochukwu and Covenant University, Theses (2021) MARITAL HAPPINESS AND GENDER AS PREDICTORS OF STABILITY AMONG TEACHERS IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA. Masters thesis, Covenant University Ota..

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Marital stability has as lot of implications for societal wellbeing, when there is stability in the family it will translate to stability in the society. There are efforts to consider factors that can predict stability and many scholars have investigated some. Therefore, this study examined marital happiness and gender as predictors of stability among teachers in Lagos state, Nigeria. This descriptive study adopted a survey design. Three hundred and seventy married teachers were selected using some pre-determined criteria. This sample was made up of a total of 163(44.1%) males and 207(55.9%) females. The age ranges from 24-60 years of age Two instruments were adopted to collect data; Marital Happiness Scale (MHS) and Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS). Three research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to achieve the objectives of the study. The finding revealed a high marital happiness (74.6%) among married teachers and 22.7% of participants described their marriages as unstable. a gender difference was reported in marital happiness, with 69(18.6%) females reporting more unhappy marriage incidence than 25(6.8%) men. The result also indicated a gender difference in marital stability, with more women (18.6%) than men (4.1%) reporting unstable marriages. However, the finding of the first hypothesis indicated no significant gender difference in marital happiness with t=0.606 and p=0.545. The result equally showed no gender difference in marital stability with t=0.034 and p=0.973.The result equally revealed a positive and significant effect of marital happiness on the marital stability of married teachers at f(1,368)=962.010, r = .850, r2 = .723 and p= 0.000. In conclusion, in the last two decades, there has been a growing interest in the issue of marital happiness and long-term marriages. This present study results revealed a relatively high marital happiness in long-term marriages (marital stability). Three categories of individuals are affected by the recommendations; couples should realise that living together day in, day out can cause issues. No one is at their best all the time, and a happy and healthy marriage can take a great deal of hard work, marriage counsellors and government should make available programmes to promote resolutions of the immediate presenting problems among couples to foster happiness and stability in the homes.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marital happiness, Marital Stability, Gender, Marriage Counselling Word Count: 340
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2021 10:44
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2021 10:44

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