SOCIAL MEDIA, A BASIS FOR MARITAL INSTABILITY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN OTA, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA
AbstractThe social media brought crises like divorce and violence into the family level. Hence, this paper assessed social media and marital instability as amalgamation for domestic violence in Ota Ogun State, Nigeria. The study anchors on betrayal theory and modernization theory. The study was cross-sectional and descriptive survey in nature, applied both quantitative and qualitative methods. The primary data were obtained through administration 150 questionnaires to the residents of Ota by convenience and purposive sampling methods, content analysis of textbooks, journals and online resources were the sources of secondary data, out of the 150 questionnaires taken to field only 138 were returned, consequently the response rate was 91.33%. Findings showed that 61% of the respondents were males, 39% were females, 95 of the respondents were using internet-enabled android phones, 5% of the respondents did not have android phones. The results of the hypothesis tested showed that the Spearman Regression analysis has a value of 0.94 which was greater than P value 0f 0.05 at 5% level of significance, hence, the null hypothesis was rejected. This study recommends adequate orientation on the use of social media and subsistence counseling among couples. This study will be valuable to individuals in the community, families and researchers in the field of crime and family. Key words. Social media, marital instability, domestic violence, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
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