EXAMINATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS SELF-ESTEEM AS A DETERMINANT OF THEIR MARITAL ADJUSTMENT IN ANAMBRA STATE
Chinyelu Nwokolo, Ada Anyamene, Edith Muojeke N
Postgraduate Student, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Self-esteem as a psychosocial factor that is likely to foretell outcomes like academics, happiness, marital satisfaction and relationships is also a construct that could lead to marital success and happiness. This study examined secondary school teachersâ€™ self-esteem as a determinant of their marital adjustment in Anambra state. Three research questions were posed to guide the study while one null hypothesis was tested at a 0.05 level of significance. A correlational research design was adopted for the study. A sample size of 1,408 married teachers was drawn from a population of 6,987 married teachers. A multi-stage sampling procedure was followed in selecting the study sample. Two instruments: The marital Adjustment Scale (MAS), and Self- Esteem Scale (SES) were used for data collection. The instruments were duly validated by experts in measurement and evaluation and Guidance and Counselling. The reliability coefficient was established thus; 0.85 for the Self-esteem questionnaire, and 0.74 for the Marital Adjustment Questionnaire. Data was collected through a direct delivery approach and was analysed using SPSS version 23. Range of aggregate scores and Pearson correlation coefficients were used to answer research questions and while a t-test was used to test the hypotheses. Findings of the study showed among others there is a non-significant very low positive relationship existing between married teachersâ€™ Self-esteem and their marital adjustment in secondary schools in Anambra State. Based on the studyâ€™s findings, it was suggested, among other things, that school Guidance Counsellors organise workshops and seminars for married teachers aimed at fostering healthy self-esteem for successful marital adjustment.
Keywords: self-esteem, marital adjustment, married, teachers, school
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2021-07-16