E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 6, 2023

Factors Responsible for Marital Instability in Taraba State of Nigeria

Author(s): Mohammed Musa Ndaware, Habiba Danjuma


This research work is aimed at fitting a model that will describe the pattern of marriage instability in Taraba state of Nigeria in order to identify the factors that trigger marriage instability in the area. Questionnaires and face to face interview were carried out on women and men in local government areas of Taraba states of Nigeria to elicit relevant information regarding their general attitudes to causes of divorce among couples. The following factors shall be considered among others; number of unions, wealth (Rich, Middle, and Poor), religion (Islam, Christianity, and Traditional), partners’ formal education level (No formal education, Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary), work at home (Away or at home), beating wife when she refuses sex (Yes or No), partner’s tired/mood (Yes or No), fertility preference (Fertile, Sterilized, and Not fertile), income of spouse etc. which are all categorical variables. The concluding part of this work will be a public enlightenment session that will be conducted to educate Nigerian couples cum populace on consequences of divorce/ several marriages as this work will generate information concerning the determinants factors responsible for marital instability. Chi-square Statistic was used to analyse the data on number of unions extracted from the responses.

Keywords: Marriage Instability, Questionnaire, Factors, Chi-square

Pages: 902-904

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