Demographic determinants of couple life behaviour among undergraduates in Osun State, Nigeria

  • Y.O. Alebiosu
Keywords: Couple life behaviour, University undergraduates, Demographic factors.

Abstract

The study investigated determinants of religion, gender, age and level of study on couple life behaviour among undergraduates in Osun State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study with samples drawn from 180 cohabiting undergraduates who were purposively drawn from four (4) tertiary colleges in four (4) local government areas of Osun State: Oriade local government; Ikire local government; Odo-otin local government and Ejigbo local government. A Couple Life Behaviour Questionnaire (CLBQ) was designed by the researcher and after ascertaining its face validity and reliability of 0.71 through pilot testing, five (5) research questions were answered. Results showed a positive but insignificant relationship between religion and undergraduates involvement in couple life behaviour (r=0.047, p>0.05); there was however, no gender influence on undergraduates’ involvement in couple life behaviour (F=0.142, p>0.05). Result further showed a strong correlation between age and undergraduates involvement in couple life behaviour (r=0.161, df=178, p>.05); while level of study also exerted significant influence on undergraduates’ involvement in couple life behaviour (t=5.716, p<0.05). There was also a joint contribution of religion, gender, age and level of study on couple life behaviour with level of study identified as the most potent factor

Key words: Couple life behaviour, University undergraduates, Demographic factors.

Published
2020-07-01
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Articles

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