This research project on marital conflict
is aimed at scamming the issue of marital conflict on the academic performance
of students in Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State. These problems
that bring about marital conflict is attributed to lack of understanding among
couples, poverty, background, social influence, early marriage etc. all these
have their consequences which are fighting, quarrelling, maltreatment,
emotional stress, neglect, lack of family affection, being away from home which
has resulted to a great number of divorces and separation. As a result, the aim
is to look into the issue of marital conflicts. A questionnaire of about
nineteen (19) items were used for research and the population was taken from
three towns which are Irrua, Ujibhole, Ugbegun village. Findings show that many
couples or married couples find it difficult to cope with problem when it
arises which led to misunderstanding between another. It was also discovered
that third party also brings marital conflicts. Research also shows that
couples are able to train their children in the way they should from the result
of findings, recommendation include the married couples and the intending to
marry should be given counselling. Social competition should be avoided being
content with what one has etc. this should be done by experts like Rev.
fathers, experienced married couples and social welfare officers. The
counsellors should not limit their services only to those in urban areas and
they can visit the couples at convenient times of both the counsellor and the
Background of the study
Statement of problem
Significance of the study
Scope of study
Definition of terms
Review of related literature
Method of study
Population of study
Sample and sampling technique
Validation and reliability
Method of data collection
Method of data analysis
Presentation, and discussion of the results
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
effect of marital conflict on the academic performance of students (a case
study of Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State. Marital relationships
exist between a man and a woman when the two of them agree to live together and
to establish their own family and live together until the end of their lives or
till death separates them. Hornby (1978) said that marriage is a union of man
and a woman as husband and wife, most societies establish certain procedure and
activities that must be followed before a marital relationship between a man
and a woman can take place. These procedures include a period of courtship, the
introduction of the man to the woman and vice versa. There will be a marital
dowry. All these are done to make the marital relationship a lasting and happy
one. But all these notwithstanding, one finds that some marital relationship do
not go along well with each other. Even though they had made a serious vow to
live happily together either by the church or the traditional rite.
occur in all human societies but, it occurs in various degrees, marital
conflict is that situation between man and woman. This is where husband and
wife have different opinion about issues, events or activities which cannot be
mutually resolved. Marital conflict usually arises mostly due to lack of
understanding between the man and the woman. This comes in different ways such
as difference in education and social backgrounds, physical maintenance, love
making, extra marital affairs.
become more educated and society becomes more enlightened one expects the
frequency of marital conflicts to reduce but ironically, the reverse has been
the case. The divorce rate has been on the increase, this project work attempts
to examine conflicts, and suggest ways of reducing their rate of occurrence.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
why our society has remained passively perplexed and helpless to the high
increase of divorce rate which is a result and effect of marital conflicts in
most societies, it was still in the tradition for parents to choose marital
partners for their children. This has been one of the major causes of marital
conflict and possibly divorce because the spouses are not opportune to know and
understand themselves before getting married.
The rate of
divorce in our locality is increasing because many get into marriage without
been matured enough for it. This again is another factor of marital conflict in
the society. In this, they have no experiences that guide them in the marriage
institution. In the case of this research, many questions that related to
marital conflict would be asked and these include
Is there any way to reduce or resolved those conflicts so as to reduce divorce
When could marital conflicts generate problems in the home?
Who are those affected by these conflicts?
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
objectives of this study are many.
1. To examine the influence of social
influence, taste and competitive living.
2. To find out the serve consequences of
early marriage as it leads to divorce and separation (man and woman going into
3. To find out whether pressure from
family members can lead to marital conflict.
4. To find out the effect of marital
conflicts on the child academic performance.
5. To investigate into the areas of
conflicts among married couple or people to be able to solve its sources of
The following research questions are
1. Do marital conflicts bring about broken
2. Does inability of family head to meet
up with assumed social status may affect the child’s academic performance?
3. Does immaturity of couples cause
4. Do students from divorced home often
isolate themselves from children of stable home?
5. Does marital conflict has any effect in
6. Does marital conflict expose the
children to bad influence?
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
importance of this study is that the society as a whole will stand to benefit
greatly in the sense that, it will aim at bringing out the effects marital
conflict people in the society will have less marital and psychological
problems and as such, they will be able to contribute their maximum potential
to the benefit of the community. This research will help the members of the
society to know those things that bring about marital conflicts between married
people so as to avoid divorce. And also quest to keep a simple eye and avoid
SCOPE OF STUDY
of the study covers the geographical location of the following town, Irrua,
Ewu, Ugbegun Ujiabhole and Opoji. To start with, it was not easy getting enough
funds. The researcher also had difficulties in collecting information because
the people concerned felt reluctant to give useful information and time to
attend to us. And the belief to keep secret family issues to only family
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Connected with marriage or with the relationship between a husband and wife.
situation in which people or countries are involved in a serious disagreement
Facts of details about somebody or something.
separation, the ending of a relationship
Society: People in general living together in communities.
people who are seen together especially if they are married or in a romantic or
Marriage: The legal relationship between a husband and a wife
Connected with education especially studying in school and universities
well or badly you do something or work,
group consisting of one or two parents their children and close relations.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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