PERSONALITY TRAITS AND MARITAL STABILITY AMONG MARRIED TEACHERS IN DELTA AND EDO STATES

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PERSONALITY TRAITS AND MARITAL STABILITY AMONG MARRIED TEACHERS IN DELTA AND EDO STATES

PERSONALITY TRAITS AND MARITAL STABILITY AMONG MARRIED TEACHERS IN DELTA AND EDO STATES

Dada, Ngozi Esther1 (PhD Student)
ngoziomessah01@gmail.com

Okorodudu, Richard Irikefe2 (Prof.)
okororch@yahoo.com

Onoyase, Anna3 (Prof.)
anna.onoyase@delsu.edu.ng

123Department of Guidance and Counselling,
Delta State University, Abraka

ABSTRACT

This study investigated personality traits and marital stability among married teachers in Delta and Edo States. Five null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The Ex-post facto research design was adopted in carrying out the study. A population of 5,500 married teachers in Delta and Edo States and a sample of 1,000 married teachers using multi-stage sampling procedures of purposive and simple random sampling technique of balloting were used. The instrument used for the study was a questionnaire based on personality traits and marital stability. The reliability of the instrument was established using Cronbach Alpha reliability method. The F-test statistic and Simple Regression Statistic was used to test the null hypotheses. The findings of the study showed that there was significant relationship between extraversion trait and marital stability among married teachers; there was significant relationship among extraversion trait, agreeableness trait and marital stability; there was significant relationship among extraversion trait, agreeableness trait, conscientiousness trait and marital stability among married teachers; there was significant relationship among extraversion trait, agreeableness trait, conscientiousness trait, neuroticism trait and marital stability among married teachers; and that there was significant relationship among extraversion trait, agreeableness trait, conscientiousness trait, neuroticism trait, openness trait and marital stability among married teachers. Based on the summary of the findings it was concluded that love styles and personality traits are related to marital stability and sexual satisfaction was not related to marital stability. It was recommended among others that married teachers should be properly counselled on the influence of personality traits on marital stability.

Keywords: Married teachers, Personality Traits, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Marital stability, Neuroticism.

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