AUTHOR: EZEH FAITH EZINWA
AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA
This work described the effects of husband’s education and courtship on marital satisfaction and stress of educated wives who were randomly selected from each of the two local government areas of Onitsha (North and South). 337 participants were used for the study. The participants were volunteers in different levels of occupation with the mean age of 28.8 and standard deviation of 4.84. Two instruments were used, index of marital satisfaction (1999) and marital stress inventory (1997) both developed by Omoluabi. In data Analysis, Four hypotheses were tested using an independent subject design of multivariate analysis of variance statistics and the result of the finding indicated that; There was a significant main effect of husbands education on wives marital satisfaction F (1,336) = 5.47, P<.02. Courtship did not produce any significant effect on marital satisfaction F (1,336) = 3.40, P<.06. There was a significant main effect of husband’s education on wives marital stress F (1,336) =5.26, P=.02. There was no significant main effect of Courtship on wives marital stress F (1,336) = 1.73, P = .19.The findings of this study were important as it supported some existing theories.
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Tags: Age Homogamy, Arranged Marriage, Bride Price, Couples-Educational Discrepancies, Courtship, Courtship Traditions, Culture, Economic Hardship, Education, Igbo Culture-Marriage, Igbo Marriage, Interactive Model, Interpretive Model, Low Male Enrolment, Marital Distress, Marital Satisfaction Index, Marital Stress Inventory, Marriage, Marriage Age, Marriage Process, Mate Selection, Modern Dating, Personality, Premarital Education, Psychology-Thesis-2009, Religion, Socialization