International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 217

Article in Press

VARIANCES IN MARITAL SATISFACTION LEVELS OF COUPLES IN SOME SELECTED CHURCHES IN ASHAIMAN MUNICIPALITY, GHANA

Winston Kwame Abroampa and Gabriel Nyamalor

  •  Received: 25 October 2020
  •  Accepted: 17 May 2021
The paper assessed the variances in marital satisfaction levels of couples in some selected churches in Ashaiman municipality, Ghana. The cross-sectional survey design was employed to unearth the challenges therein. A proportionate random sampling was used to select a total of 310 couples. Two research questions and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. Data from respondents were gathered using questionnaires. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage) and T-test via the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 23.0 at a significance level of p ? .05. The findings of the study revealed that 67.7% of the respondents in Ashaiman Municipality were satisfied with their marriages however there was no statistically significant difference in the marital satisfaction level of couples based on gender. It was also revealed that, duration of marriages does affect couple marital satisfaction and finally, sexual intimacy has a major role to play in the marital satisfaction of couples. It was therefore, recommended that counsellors should be encouraging Christian couples and would-be-couples to know that duration of marriages and sexual intimacy play significant role in the extent to which couples are satisfied with their marriages.

Keywords: marriage, satisfaction, sexual, intimacy, counselling