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Scholarly Journal of Scientific Research and Essay (SJSRE) Vol. 7(2), pp. 13-25 March 2018
Available online at http:// www.scholarly-journals.com/SJSRE
ISSN 2315-6163 © 2018 Scholarly-Journals



Behaviour patterns and marital adjustment of married adults in Kwara State, Nigeria

Mrs. AJAYI Rachel Moji

Muslim Community College (Senior), Ayedun, Oke –Ero Local Government Area, kwara State, Nigeria.

Abstract:

 

The incidence of broken homes, unhappiness after marriage and several cases of divorce are increasing steadily among married adults in Kwara State. This study therefore investigated behaviour patterns and marital adjustment of married adults in Kwara State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research procedure of correlational type was adopted. The population for this study is all married adults in Kwara State which is estimated at 779,996. Using the research Advisor (2006), at a confidence level of 95% and a margin error of 5.0%, the researcher therefore selected a sample size of 391. Multi-stage sampling procedure, which consisted of proportional, simple random, proportional and stratified sampling techniques, were used to draw the sample for the study. The instrument used in collecting data for this study is a questionnaire. Six research questions and five null hypotheses were generated for the purpose of this research and tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). The result revealed that there was a significant relationship between behaviour patterns and marital adjustment of married adults in Kwara State. There was also a significant relationship between behaviour patterns and marital adjustment of male, female Christian and Muslim married adults in Kwara State. Therefore, it was recommended that religious organizations should invite professionals in the field of marriage counselling to sensitize the members of their religious organizations about the importance of behaviour patterns in determine marital adjustment. Professionals in counselling psychology, most especially marriage counsellors should organize married adults’ education classes, symposium where behaviour patterns and marital adjustment will be discussed.

 

Key words: Behaviour Patterns, Marital Adjustment, Marriage, Divorce.

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