The Characteristic of Good Future Partners Perceived by Students in Tertiary Institutions in Oyo Town

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ABSTRACT

         The purpose of this study is to investigate on the characteristic of good future partners as perceived by students in tertiary institutions in Oyo town. The variables of interest were gender, age, family background, institution and religion.

         Two hundred respondents were sampled for the study. Five hypotheses were formulated and tested. Frequency counts and simple percentages were used to analyse the demographic data of respondents. While t-test statistic and analysis of variance (ANOVA) statistical procedures were used to test the null hypotheses generated.

         The result of the study revealed that the major characteristics of a good future partner is that a good future partner must be morally upright and God fearing, this characteristics ranked first in the ranking table. Next to this are “a good future partner must be a very caring person and someone I really love. These two characteristics are strong and important characteristics needed in choosing a good future partner.

         Base on the findings of this study it was recommended that effort should be made by professional counsellors to organize seminars to enlighten youths on the need to be conscious of their choice on characteristics of good future partner. And that the curriculum planners should design curriculum in such a way that marriage education will be given the proper place in Nigerian tertiary institutions, to ensure that the right values are inculcated into the youths.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                       i       

Approval Page                                                                ii

Dedication                                                                     iii

Acknowledgement                                                          iv

Abstract                                                                         vi

Table of Contents                                                           vii

List of Tables                                                                  xi     

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study                                                1

Statement of the Problem                                               10

Research Questions                                                       15

Research Hypotheses                                                     16

Purpose of the Study                                                      17

Significance of the Study                                                17

Operational Definition of Terms                                      19

Scope of the Study                                                         20

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Introduction                                                            21

Concept and meaning of Marriage                                  22

Importance of Marriage                                                  27

Types of Marriage                                                           32

The Spouse Selection Theories                                        37

Qualities of a Good Future Partner                                 44

Characteristics Considered in Selecting a Good

Future Partner                                                               47

General Limitations on Selection                                    57

Summary of the Review of Related Literature                  63

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY

Introduction                                                           66

Research Design                                                             66

Sample and Sampling Procedure                                    67

Instrumentation                                                             89

Psychometric Properties of the Instrument                      69

Validity                                                                          69

Reliability                                                                       70

Procedure for Data Collection and Administration           71

Method of Data Analysis                                                 71

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS

Introduction                                                                   72

Demographic Data                                                         72

Hypotheses Testing                                                        80

Summary of Findings                                                     85

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, AND

  RECOMMENDATIONS

Introduction                                                           87

Discussion                                                                     88

Conclusion                                                                     91

Implication for Counselling                                            92

Recommendations                                                          93

Suggestions for Further Studies                                     94

References                                                                     95

Appendix                                                                        98

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APA

Ayooluwa, A (2021). The Characteristic of Good Future Partners Perceived by Students in Tertiary Institutions in Oyo Town. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-characteristic-of-good-future-partners-perceived-by-students-in-tertiary-institutions-in-oyo-town

MLA 8th

Ayooluwa, AGBOLUAJE "The Characteristic of Good Future Partners Perceived by Students in Tertiary Institutions in Oyo Town" Afribary. Afribary, 24 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-characteristic-of-good-future-partners-perceived-by-students-in-tertiary-institutions-in-oyo-town. Accessed 08 Aug. 2022.

MLA7

Ayooluwa, AGBOLUAJE . "The Characteristic of Good Future Partners Perceived by Students in Tertiary Institutions in Oyo Town". Afribary, Afribary, 24 Dec. 2021. Web. 08 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-characteristic-of-good-future-partners-perceived-by-students-in-tertiary-institutions-in-oyo-town >.

Chicago

Ayooluwa, AGBOLUAJE . "The Characteristic of Good Future Partners Perceived by Students in Tertiary Institutions in Oyo Town" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 08, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-characteristic-of-good-future-partners-perceived-by-students-in-tertiary-institutions-in-oyo-town