Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1918

Article in Press

Influence of Marital Communication on Family Stability of Married Teachers in Nsukka Education Zone

Joachim Chijioke Omeje, Benedeth Lebechi Ugwu, Chinenye Ifeoma Ogidi

  •  Received: 12 November 2020
  •  Accepted: 11 March 2021
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.

Keywords: Marriage, Communication, Marital Communication, Family Stability, Married Teacher