MENTAL WELLBEING AND SELF-ESTEEM AS PREDICTORS OF MARITAL SATISFACTION AMONG CATHOLIC WOMEN ORGANISATION MEMBERS
The study investigated mental wellbeing and self-esteem as predictors of marital satisfaction among members of the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) in Umunnachi, Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. One hundred and twenty participants were selected using purposive sampling technique during the 2017 Annual August Meeting. They were within the ages of 23 – 60 years with a mean age of 38.05 and a standard deviation of 8.27. The participants were administered with three measures; the Index of Self-Esteem, Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale and the Index of Marital Satisfaction. Cross-sectional survey design was adopted in data collection while multiple regression analysis on IBM SPSS Statistics version 20 was used to analyse data collected. Results showed that high mental wellbeing and self-esteem scores were significant predictors of marital satisfaction among married catholic women. The researcher recommends that intending and married couples should undergo marriage counselling and seminars that could sustain marital satisfaction and ensure successful marital relationships.