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THE COLLAPSING CHANGING TRENDS IN NIGERIA MARRIAGES WITH A FOCUS ON RESIDENT IN IBEJU-LEKKI LAND


CHAPTER ONE

Introduction

1.1     Background to the study

Marriage is the oldest social institution ordained by God as a social contract between two individuals to become husband and wife. Marriage as ordained by God gives legitimacy to sexual relationship and reproduction for legitimate children (Sarker, 2007). Marriage is the state of being united with a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife for the purpose of companionship, procreation and maintaining a family (Gove, 2006).

The family is the basic unit in most social organizations. It may vary in form or nature across cultures but it performs basically the same fundamental functions. According to Maisamari (2006), the institution of marriage which the family is built upon has its origin from God. At creation, the family (union of man and woman) was made to be a stable institution which parents (father and mother) and children would live in peace and harmony and fulfil the purpose and injunctions of God. The changing realities of time and place have greatly affected the family framework all over the world (Nwoke, 2004). In the …..

1.2     Statement of the Problem

The increase in divorce rates is one of the most visible changes in contemporary family life. (Lesthaeghe 2005). Several studies have reported how children living in divorced and other lone parent families tend to have lower levels of economic well-being, and how the cross-national variation in these gaps is closely related to support from the welfare state (Vleminckx and Smeeding 2000; Aassveet al. 2007; Heuveline and Weinshenker 2008). The increase of the collapsing marriage calls for a deep analysis of the new

1.4     Research Questions

  1. To what extent has illegality affected marriages in Ibeju Lekki land?
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  4. What are the socio-economic effects of divorce or broken home in Ibeju Lekki land?
  5. Has high ……..?

CHAPTER TWO

Introduction

This chapter makes an attempt to review related literatures to give solid support from earlier studies to this study. The organization of this chapter is as follows:

2.1     Review of Related Literature

2.2     Definitions of Marriage

2.3     Types of Marriage

2.4     Social Stability

2.5     Causes of Marital Instability/ Collapsing Marriage

2.6     Counselling for Social Stability

 

CHAPTER THREE

Research Methodology

3.1     Research Design 

The research design adopted for this study was the survey research designs.

3.3     Sample and Sampling Technique

The sample for the study was drawn from two selected communities from Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State. 60 respondents were selected for the study. Stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting the two communities from the list of communities in

3.8     Method of Data Analysis

The data collected from the questionnaire was analyzed using descriptive statistics of simple percentage, frequency count, mean and standard deviation.


Research question one: What are the profiles of the respondents?

Table 1:     Profile of the respondents in the study.

VARIABLES FREQUENCY PERCENTAGE
SEX Male

Female

26

34

43.3

56.7

MARITAL STATUS Married

Single

Divorce

50

8

2

83.3

13.3

3.4

AGE 18-30

30-50

50 and above

22

38

36.7

63.3

OCCUPATION Teachers

Farmers

Fishermen

Policemen

Housewife

Doctor

27

12

9

6

6

45

20

15

10

10

QUALIFICATION Secondary

OND

NCE

BA

Masters

10

14

16

20

16.7

23.3

26.7

33.3

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE I have

I do not have

 

42

18

 

70

30

CHILDREN I have

I do not have

46

14

76.7

23.3

From table 1 above, we have the said number of respondents which are 60, 34 of them are female which represent 56.7% while 26 of them are male which represent 43.3%. also fifty (50) out of the respondents are married which represents 83.3%, eight (8) of them are single which represents 13.3% in which two (2) out of the respondent divided which represent 3.4%. The

5.3     Recommendation

The researcher therefore made the following recommendations towards the causes of collapsed marriage in Ibeju-Lekki Land.

Efforts should be made to eradicate the causes of marriage collapsing in Ibeju-Lekki Land.

Also owing to the problems encountered in marriage especially divorce, attempt should be made to incorporate marriage education and counseling in our school curriculum. This should be made because most of the divorce cases are due to ignorance of what is involved in marriage responsibilities and…..

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