Marital Expectations of Young Females in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria

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CONTENTS                                                                                                       PAGE

Title page                                                                                                                    i

Certification                                                                                                               iii

Dedication                                                                                                                  iv

Acknowledgements                                                                                                    v

Table of Contents                                                                                                       vi

Abstract                                                                                                                      ix


Background to the Study                                                                                            1

Statement of the Problem                                                                                          4

Research Questions                                                                                                    5

Research Hypotheses                                                                                                  6

Purpose of the Study                                                                                                  6

Significance of the Study                                                                                           6

Scope of the Study                                                                                                      7

Operational Definition of Terms                                                                                7


Concept of Marital Expectation                                                                                 8          

Concept of Young Female                                                                                        10

Physiological and Psychosocial Development of the Adolescent Female                 11

Expectation to get married by Young Female                                                           11

Expectation about Marital Role by Young Female                                                    16

Marital Challenges Expected by Young Female                                                        19

Expectation to Cope with Marital Challenges by Young Female                              21

Summary of Literature Reviewed                                                                              23


Preamble                                                                                                                     25

Research Design                                                                                                         25

Population, Sample and Sampling Procedure                                                            25

Instrumentation                                                                                                          26

Reliability of the Instrument                                                                                      27

Procedure for Data Administration and Collection                                                   27

Procedure for Scoring the Instrument                                                                       28

Method of Data Analysis                                                                                           28


Preamble                                                                                                                   29

Demographic Characteristics of the Respondents                                                    29

Research Questions                                                                                                 30

Hypotheses Testing                                                                                                  31

Summary of Findings                                                                                                35


Preamble                                                                                                                    37

Discussion                                                                                                                 37

Conclusions                                                                                                               40

Recommendations                                                                                                     40

Suggestions for Further Study                                                                                   41

References                                                                                                                 42

Appendix I                                                                                                                 46


The study examined the marital expectation of young females in Oke Ero Local Government. The study focused on extent to which variables such as age, religion, family type and educational status influence marital expectations of young females in Oke Ero L.G.A. The research adopted survey research design method. The population of the study comprised of all the 18,612 young females in Oke Ero L.G.A. Proportional sampling technique was used to select 2% of 18,612 young female in Oke Ero L.G.A which was 378 young female. However to cater for attrition 420 young female in Oke Ero L.G.A. were sampled for the study. Researcher’s structured questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. The instruments were validated by experts. The instrument was administered on the respondents. After which data collected were analysed with frequency counts and percentage for the demographic characteristics of the respondents while inferential statistics of t-test and ANOVA was used to test the stated hypotheses. The study found out that marital expectations of young females in Oke-Ero LGA includes having a lifelong relationship, getting married when they are adult, couple’s supporting family financially, being submissive to their spouses, that their marriage should be fulfilling and satisfying even when raising children and to earn income in order to improve their marital life. The findings led to the conclusion that age, religion, family type and educational status has no significant influence on marital expectations of young females in Oke-Ero Local Government Area. Based on the findings, it was recommended that; young female should be sensitized on the need to be cautious with their expectations so as not to be disappointed; young female should be frequently sensitized about marital life as soon as they are coming of age so as to have them develop realistic expectations; young female should be exposed to other possible marital life so their expectation won’t be solely based on their family type; those in charge of young female education should try to integrate marital education together with their general studies so that their marital expectations will be well shaped and also, religious leaders should ensure they expose young female to ideal marital knowledge so that they can develop beneficial expectations.

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Frontiers, E. & Idowu, D (2021). Marital Expectations of Young Females in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from

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Frontiers, Edu, and DURODOLA Idowu "Marital Expectations of Young Females in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Dec. 2021, Accessed 03 Jul. 2022.


Frontiers, Edu, and DURODOLA Idowu . "Marital Expectations of Young Females in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Dec. 2021. Web. 03 Jul. 2022. < >.


Frontiers, Edu and Idowu, DURODOLA . "Marital Expectations of Young Females in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 03, 2022.