ERIC Number: ED209608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Marital Success and Failure Among Sampled Educated Nigerians.
In Nigeria, various forms of polygamy and monogamy are practiced; however, monogamy is more or less practiced by many Christians and a greater percentage of younger men. A survey of marital success and failure was conducted with samples of Nigerian Diploma students and selected educated community members. Subjects completed two instruments, the Marital Checkup consisting of 35 questions about topics such as companionship, communication, and the myth of the perfect marriage, and the Ireton Personal Inventory. Results indicated that a great percentage of married people were not happy with their marriages, and cited financial problems, personality traits, and sexual maladjustment and promiscuity as causes of marital failure and divorce. The findings suggest that greater emphasis on education and knowledge in matters of sex, marriage, and parenthood is needed. (The Marital Checkup is included in the appendix.) (KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Marital Satisfaction; Nigeria
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Nigerian Psychological Society (University of Jos, March 31-April 4, 1981). Best copy available.