Effectiveness Of Premarital Counselling Programs On Marital Stability Among Selected Couples In Nairobi County

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dc.contributor.author Kariuki, Monicah Watiri
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-18T10:41:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-18T10:41:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3925
dc.description A thesis report submitted to the School of Humanities and Social Science in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology (M.A. Counselling Psy) en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the effectiveness of premarital counseling on marital stability among couples in Nairobi County. The study adopted a quantitative descriptive research design. The sample consisted of 105 married persons from Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA), Milimani South Presbytery. The participants were married for ten years and below. The study utilized the Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS) to determine the level of marital distress as a measure of marital stability. The results were analyzed using mean scores and standard deviation and ANOVA for the research questions. Results indicated that there was a significant difference in marital satisfaction between the couples who received different counts of premarital counseling sessions. It showed that premarital counseling had a significant effect on marital satisfaction. Based on the findings, the implications for premarital counseling include initiating a program that will ensure premarital counseling is done six months before the wedding and the sessions done are between eighteen and twenty. Premarital counseling should focus more on communication, finance management and personality development in order to improve overall marital stability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Premarital Counselling en_US
dc.subject Marital Stability en_US
dc.subject Selected Couples en_US
dc.subject Nairobi County en_US
dc.title Effectiveness Of Premarital Counselling Programs On Marital Stability Among Selected Couples In Nairobi County en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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