Relationship between Marital Dysfunction and Occupational Maladjustment of Civil Servants in Anambra State

  • AS Obineli

Abstract

The study set out to determine the level of relationship between marital dysfunction, and occupational maladjustment among civil servants in
Anambra state. It focused on ascertaining the level to which marital dysfunction and occupational maladjustment exist among civil servants in Anambra state and how these have affected the civil servants in this state. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The design for the study was co relational survey as to determine the level of relationship existing between the two variables. Out of the identified married workers totally 3120, the sample size of 581 males and females who were experiencing marital dysfunction and occupational maladjustment were used for the study which emerged from the pilot survey sample of 3120. The instrument for the study was a structured questionnaire titled; Civil Servants Marital Dysfunction and occupational maladjustment Questionnaire (CSAMOM). The questionnaire was validated and the reliability index calculated was .78. Data were analyzed using Pearson product moment, to determine the co-relational relationship between marital dysfunction and occupational maladjustment among civil servants. The independent t-test was used to test the comparison of, marital dysfunction and occupational maladjustment among male and female civil servants at the significance level of 0.05 (1) that majority of the civil servants in Anambra state experience high level of marital dysfunction and occupational maladjustment. (2) That there is significant relationship existing between the subject marital dysfunction and occupational maladjustment. (3) Civil servants marital dysfunction and occupational maladjustment are significant predictors of their task performances. Based on the above findings, conclusions were made, implications were identified and relevant recommendations were proffered.

Key words: Dysfunction, Maladjustment, and Civil Servants

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