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The Use of Social Media in Resolving Marital Conflict

Volume: 69  ,  Issue: 1 , January    Published Date: 13 February 2021
Publisher Name: IJRP
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DOI: 10.47119/IJRP100691120211701

Authors

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1 Oguadinma Pamella Oluchukwu

Abstract

It is no doubt that there have been consistently increasing advances in the general population of educated people, technologies, and breakthroughs in scientific and social research, yet, the issue of marital conflict in today's world is spontaneously on the rise. The central theme of this research work is to examine the influence of social media on marital conflict resolution in Anambra state of Western Africa. Married individuals were used as key attributes, and the study adopted the functionalist theory as the theoretical framework while utilizing multi-stage sampling techniques in the selection of 200 respondents for the survey. Qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques were adopted through the use of the in-depth interview guide and data collected through the use of questionnaires, respectively. Responses from the survey were analyzed using frequency distribution tables and simple percentages. Findings from the study revealed that marital conflict could be resolved and strengthened with the use of social media. The study recommends the set-up of frequent radio and television programs on marriage and relationship issues that will educate couples on how to use social media best to avoid marital conflict.

Keywords

  • Social media
  • marital conflict
  • married couple
  • quantitative data
  • communication