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n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Student counsellors' perceived causes of divorce among couples in Lagos metropolis

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421
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Abstract

The increase in the rate of divorce in Nigeria and it's attendant negative consequences should be of concern to all especially counsellors and student counsellors It is imperative to find out student counsellors' perceived causes of divorce among couples in Lagos metropolis. Their perception will affect their judgment in carrying out their profession as Helpers. This study investigated the student counsellors' perceived causes of divorce among couples in Lagos metropolis. The sample for the study who were randomly selected consisted of one hundred and five student counsellors of the sandwich programme of the Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria. A self designed questionnaire - Student Counsellors' Perceived Causes of Divorce Questionnaire (SCPCDQ) was used to obtain data. A research question and three hypotheses were formulated. The research question was answered using the mean responses while the first two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance, using the t-test. A one-way analysis of variance was used to test the third hypothesis. The results indicated that there was no significant difference in student counsellors perceived causes of divorce among couples in Lagos metropolis on the basis of marital status, gender and age. It was recommended that student counsellors should be trained in pre marital counselling and that counsellors should lay more emphasis on maintaining marriage relationships.

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2012-09-01
2016-12-10

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