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Poor Communication and Faulty Cognition on Marital Stability of Married Adults in Nigeria

Journal: The Journal of Social Sciences Research (Vol.1, No. 5)

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Page : 58-65

Keywords : Communication; Faulty cognition; Marital stability; Married adults; Nigeria.;

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of poor communication and faulty cognition on marital stability as expressed by married adults in Owerri metropolis. Six hundred questionnaire forms were randomly distributed among the married adults in Owerri metropolis. Ten null hypotheses were developed and tested by the use of t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).The major findings showed that both poor communication and faulty cognition were responsible for marital instability. The findings equally showed that there were significant differences in respondents’ reports based on gender, age, religion, occupational status, educational background. Based on these findings, recommendations were made. Sex, marital and family counselling should be made compulsory aspect of counsellor education programme as a way of fortifying would be counsellors adequately for their assignment. Married couples should be encouraged in the art of effective communication at home and at work.

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