Joy Sylvia Chisara Obi (PhD), Francisca Eberechukwu Chigbu (PhD), Alphonsus Ekejiuba Oguzie, Chinanye Icha


This study determined the Attitude of Adolescents towards Early Marriage in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The design of the study is a descriptive survey. Three Research Questions were formulated to guide the study. The instrument for data collection was validated by two Experts in Guidance and Counselling Department. The population of the Study comprised of eleven thousand, seven hundred (11,700) Students in Ohaukwu Local Government Area. Simple random sampling was used to identify eight (8) schools from the thirty seven (37) public secondary Schools, both boys and girls. The sample included three hundred and twenty (320) respondents. To get this figure, disproportionate stratified random sampling was further used to identify forty (40) students each from the identified eight schools. Data were collected through a twenty (20) item questionnaire. The questionnaire was structured on a four point scale that ranged from strongly agree to strongly disagree. The data were analyzed using mean, all items with the mean of 2.5 and above was regarded as positive, while mean less than 2.5 was regarded as negative attitude towards Early Marriage. The result of the study showed that majority of female students have positive Attitude towards Early Marriage, while majority of male students have negative attitude towards Early Marriage in the area of the Study. In view of these findings, the implications and recommendations were also highlighted.


Attitude, Adolescents, Marriage, Early Marriage, Ebonyi State

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