Influence of Psycho-Social Variables on Mental Stability among Intact Families in Lagos Metropolis
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The African Journal on Behavioural and Scale Development Research (AJB-SDR)
The study examined the influence of psycho-social variables on marital stability among intact families (families that included two married biological parents) in Lagos metropolis. The sample comprised 118 people in intact families who were conveniently selected from five local government areas of Lagos metropolis. It is assumed that the study would be of benefit to families in intact marriage and a sort of guide to the use of psycho-social variables that enhance the stability of marriages; the result of correct application would lead to a healthy society. The researchers designed questionnaire titled "influence of psycho-social variables on marital stability among intact families in Lagos Metropolis" which was used to collect necessary data for the study. Independent-t-test and Pearson Product Moment Correlation were applied for data analysis. The outcomes of the study revealed that traits and gender differences in psychic durability (tolerance), have significant influence on marital stability among intact families. On the other hand, one hypothesis was retained in the null form. That is, there is no significant relationship between socio-economic status and marital stability among couples in intact families. It is therefore recommended that couples in intact families should engage in the use of the various psycho-social variables that will further enhance the stability of their marriages so as to avoid the problems that are likely to arise if not properly managed.
Psycho-social , Marital Stability , Intact families , Influence , Lagos Metropolis , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Adebiyi, D.T, Olusakin, A.M & Makinde, B.O. (2019) Influence of Psycho-Social Variables on Mental Stability among Intact Families in Lagos Metropolis. The African Journal on Behavioural and Scale Development Research (AJB-SDR), 1(1) 117-123