Influence of Effective Spousal Communication on Marital Stability as Expressed by Married Adults in Kwara State.

Aliu, Juwerat Folashade


In every community, marriage is considered imperative because it is the foundation upon which the society is found. The purpose of this study is to find out the influence of effective spousal communication on marital stability. The descriptive survey method were adopted for this study, self-developed questionnaire titled Influence of effective spousal communication on Marital Stability Questionnaire (IECOMSQ) was used to collect data for the study. The questionnaire was administered to 220 randomly selected married adults in Kwara State. The t-test and analysis of variance (ANOVA) statistics were used which was tested at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The findings shows that there is no significance difference on the influence of effective spousal communication on marital stability as expressed by married adults on the basis of age, gender, religion affiliation but there was a significance difference based on the number of children. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended, amongst others, that marriage counselling clinics should be set up in all major establishments in Nigeria so as to educate married men and women of the need for effective spousal communication in marriage for a peaceful and conducive home environment.

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