INFLUENCE OF MARITAL COMMUNICATION AND MARITAL SATISFACTION ON MARRIED LECTURERS OF AKANU IBIAM FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, UNWANA, EBONYI STATE

  • Sampson O Elom
  • Onyekachi Okorie
  • Osinachi C Nduka
  • Okpani Otunta
Keywords: Martial communication, Martial Satisfaction, Married Lecturers

Abstract

This study examines the extent to which marital communication and its dimensions (assertiveness and aggressiveness) relate to marital satisfaction among married lecturers of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana Ebonyi State. A total of one hundred and seventy-one (171) married lecturers comprising one-hundred and two (102) males and sixty-nine (69) females participated in the study (26-59years). The Marital Communication Questionnaires and Martial Satisfaction Questionnaires were the instruments used in data collection. The study utilized the Pearson Correlation technique to estimate the level of relationship. Results shows that marital
communication was positively associated with marital satisfaction (r=.20, p<.01). However, assertive martial
communication a dimension of marital communication was also positively associated with marital satisfaction
(r=.28, p<.01) whereas aggressive marital communication was not associated with marital satisfaction, but was
negatively associated with assertive marital communication. The study provides further evidence that marital
communication has a significant impact on marital satisfaction among married people. The study argues that
communication in marriage is essential in maintaining marital satisfaction. The paper recommends among other
things, that married couples should improve in their communication for effective and efficient marital satisfaction
and should always go for psychological counseling.

Published
2019-03-12
How to Cite
Elom, S., Okorie, O., Nduka, O., & Otunta, O. (2019). INFLUENCE OF MARITAL COMMUNICATION AND MARITAL SATISFACTION ON MARRIED LECTURERS OF AKANU IBIAM FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, UNWANA, EBONYI STATE. The Melting Pot, 4(1). Retrieved from http://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/TMP/article/view/714
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