Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1942

Full Length Research Paper

Influence of marital communication on family stability of married teachers in Nsukka education zone

Joachim Chinweike Omeje
  • Joachim Chinweike Omeje
  • Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
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Benedeth Lebechi Ugwu
  • Benedeth Lebechi Ugwu
  • Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
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Chinenye Ifeoma Ogidi
  • Chinenye Ifeoma Ogidi
  • Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 12 November 2020
  •  Accepted: 11 March 2021
  •  Published: 31 March 2022

Abstract

This study examined the influence of marital communication on the family stability of married teachers in the Nsukka Education Zone of Enugu State. It was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses. The population comprised 1688 married teachers in Nsukka Education Zone secondary schools. A correlation design was adopted for the study. The sample was 455 respondents. Proportionate stratified sampling techniques were used to select the sample from the parent population. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire. The instrument has been validated by two experts from the Educational Foundations and one from the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Measurement and Evaluation. The reliability of the instrument's internal consistency was developed using Cronbach Alpha statistics.  Mean and Standard Deviation were used to answer research questions one while the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was used to answer research question two. T-test statistics was used to test the two null hypotheses. There is a significant positive relationship (p < 0.05) between marital communication and family stability of married teachers. Recommendations and implication were made based on the study results. Married teachers should not align family issue to types of communication in the prevailing situation amongst others.

 

Key words: Marriage, communication, marital communication, family stability, married teacher.