Effect of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on Reducing Marital Instability among Secondary School Teachers in Gombe Metropolis, Gombe State, Nigeria

  • Hauwa Abdullahi Muhammad Federal University Kashere, Gombe State, Nigeria
  • Susan O. Kolawole University of Jos, Nigeria
  • Grace O. Momoh University of Jos, Nigeria

Abstract

The study examines the effect of Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on reducing marital instability among secondary school teachers in Gombe metropolis, Gombe State, Nigeria. The study adopted the pretest-posttest, control group and experimental design, a sample of 90 teachers was identified as having marital issues using marital spouse screening questionnaires (MSSQ). participants were randomized into two groups experimental group and control group; the experimental group were treated with cognitive behavioural therapy for six weeks. While the control group received psychological talk on environmental sanitation. the marital spouse screening questionnaire (MSSQ).and marital instability reduction questionnaire (MIRQ)were administered before and after the experimental programmed. The population of the study consisted of all the teachers in secondary school having marital instability issuses, two research questions and two null hypothesis were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation, t test and independent test. The reliability was established using the cronbach alpha at r= .80, P˂ 05 level of significance. Result showed that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has significant efficacy on reducing marital instability among secondary school teachers as determined by their pretest and post test mean scores, thus CBT also had significant effects on the experimental groups based on the findings. Recommendations were made teachers with marital instability should be encouraged to visit counselors or psychotherapist to receive psycho therapeutic training skills on CBT workshop and seminar should be organized to help train married teachers and unmarried teachers on issues concerning marital relationship affecting their homes


Keywords: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Marital Instability, Reduction.

Published
2023-01-09
How to Cite
MUHAMMAD, Hauwa Abdullahi; KOLAWOLE, Susan O.; MOMOH, Grace O.. Effect of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on Reducing Marital Instability among Secondary School Teachers in Gombe Metropolis, Gombe State, Nigeria. KIU Journal of Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 4, p. 79-85, jan. 2023. ISSN 2519-0474. Available at: <https://kampalajournals.ac.ug/ojs/index.php/kiujoss/article/view/1542>. Date accessed: 03 feb. 2023. doi: https://doi.org/10.58709/kiujss.v8i4.1542.79-85.