Determinants of Marital Instability as Perceived by Academic Staff of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

By Issa Gaata Abdullahi, Fatai Mustapha & Buah Terungwa Solomon


This study investigated the determinants of marital instability as perceived by academic staff of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto: implications for marital counselling. The population comprises of 852 academic staff of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. A total of 265 academic staff was sampled. An instrument titled “Determinant of Marital Instability Scale” with reliability index of 0.76 was used in collecting relevant data. Frequency counts and percentages were used for descriptive data while Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and t-test were used to test the three null hypotheses generated. The findings revealed no significant difference in perception of the respondents based on their educational qualification, marital status and age at marriage. As a result of this, it was recommended among others that, Counsellors should explore public gatherings, conferences, seminars and symposia in reaching out to the public of different educational backgrounds on marital conflict resolution related issues with the view to promoting a blissful happily married home.

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