The Influence Of Western Culture On The Nigerian Traditional Marriage System

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The Influence Of Western Culture On The Nigerian Traditional Marriage System


Abstract


This study was carried out to examine the influence of western culture on the Nigerian traditional society. The study was set to determine the influence of western culture on traditional marriage in Nigeria, appraise the extent western culture has influenced traditional marriages in Nigeria, and determine whether the entrenching of traditional marital values through adequate marriage counselling can revive our African culture. The survey design was adopted and the simple random sampling techniques were employed in this study. The population size comprise of married couples in Victoria Island, Lagos State. In determining the sample size, the researcher conveniently selected 70 respondents and all 0 were validated. Self-constructed and validated questionnaire was used for data collection. The collected and validated questionnaires were analyzed using frequency tables, while the hypotheses were tested using Chi-square statistical tool. The result of the findings reveals that the western culture have had negative effect on traditional marriage in Nigeria as it has led to divorce, single parenthood, and women autonomy. The result of the findings reveals that the entrenching of traditional marital values through adequate marriage counselling can revive our African culture. Therefore, further studies should be conducted by researchers to identify the factors which have been preventing the traditional marriage institution from being negatively affected by the Western Culture.


Table of Content


  • Title Page
  • Certification
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgement
  • Table of Content
  • List of Tables
  • Abstract

Chapter One:

Introduction

  • 1.1 Background of the Study
  • 1.2 Statement of the Problem
  • 1.3 Objective of the Study
  • 1.4 Research Questions
  • 1.5 Research Hypothesis
  • 1.6 Significance of the Study
  • 1.7 Scope of the Study
  • 1.8 Limitation of the Study
  • 1.9 Definition of Terms
  • 1.10 Organisations of the Study

Chapter Two:

Review of Literature

  • 2.1 Conceptual Framework
  • 2.2 Theoretical Framework
  • 2.3 Empirical Review

Chapter Three:

Research Methodology

  • 3.1 Research Design
  • 3.2 Population of the Study
  • 3.3 Sample Size Determination
  • 3.4 Sample Size Selection Technique and Procedure
  • 3.5 Research Instrument and Administration
  • 3.6 Method of Data Collection
  • 3.7 Method of Data Analysis
  • 3.8 Validity of the Study
  • 3.9 Reliability of the Study
  • 3.10 Ethical Consideration

Chapter Four:

Data Presentation and Analysis

  • 4.1 Data Presentation
  • 4.2 Analysis of Data
  • 4.3 Answering Research Questions
  • 4.4 Test of Hypotheses

Chapter Five:

Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

  • 5.1 Summary
  • 5.2 Conclusion
  • 5.3 Recommendation
  • References
  • APPENDIX
  • QUESTIONNAIRE

Chapter One


Introduction

1.1 Background of the Study

The advent and adoption of the western culture due to the coming of the colonial masters in Nigeria brought with it the introduction of a foreign culture which was embraced with open arms due to the fact that the administration of the country was in the hands of the colonial masters. Therefore, western culture brought western civilization. Western culture constitutes the social norms, belief, customs, ethical values associated with countries and nations of Europe; J. Spiel Vogel, Jackson (2016). Apparently, in Nigeria this were the influence of the colonial master of the then British, America etc. Consequently, the development of the western culture was the introduction of Christian influence in Nigeria over the Nigerian traditional cultural system. This influence permeates various aspect of life including the marriage institution. Traditional culture is defined as the customs and practices in a particular culture. The Nigerian traditional marriage culture constitutes the traditional marriage customs of the Nigerian traditional society. The contact of the western culture with the Nigerian traditional culture brought with it many changes which have brought significant changes to the traditional marriage system. Therefore, many Nigerians have adopted church and registry marriage over the traditional marriage institutions. Therefore, traditional marriages are only recognized when church and registry marriages have been culminated. It is also believed that the many social vices of the society is the result of the influence of western culture such as divorce, single parenthood, child neglect due to work by working class parents, etc. The increasing consequences of western culture over traditional beliefs and practices constitute a debate over the validity of Nigerian traditional marriage system. The study seeks to proffer an appraisal of the influence of western culture on the traditional marriage system.


1.2 Statement of the Problem

The increasing rate and consequences of divorce, social vices resulting from child neglect, women autonomy, and single parenthood in our traditional society are pointers that the influence of the western culture over traditional institutions requires a re-evaluation. Culture is the totality of a system, knowledge, belief, arts, morals, customs, laws and other capabilities of a society acquired through learning and transferred to others from one generation to another. Therefore, the re-assessment of societal values which affect the promotion of good and ethical values in our traditional society is imperative. Ajiboye et al (2012) observed that the neglect of child care by many educated parents contradict the traditional methods of child care which constitute a fundamental factor to social and cultural development in the society. The problem confronting the study is to investigate the influence of western culture on the Nigerian traditional society.


1.3 Objectives of the Study

The main study objective is to investigate the influence of western culture on the Nigerian traditional society; While the specific objectives of the study include:

  1. To determine the influence of western culture on traditional marriage in Nigeria.
  2. To appraise the extent western culture has influenced traditional marriages in Nigeria.
  3. To determine whether the entrenching of traditional marital values through adequate marriage counselling can revive our African culture.

1.4 Research Questions

  1. What are the influence of western culture on traditional marriage in Nigeria?
  2. To what extent has western culture influenced traditional marriages in Nigeria?
  3. Will the entrenching of traditional marital values through adequate marriage counselling revive our African culture?

1.5 Research Hypothesis

  • Ho1: There is no significant influence of western culture on the Nigerian traditional marriage system.
  • Ha1: There is a significant influence of western culture on the Nigerian traditional marriage system.

1.6 Significance of the Study

The study seeks to provide an evaluative appraisal of western culture to determine the challenges and effects on the Nigerian traditional marriage system


1.7 Scope of the Study

The study focuses on the appraisal of the influence of western culture on Nigerian traditional marriage system.


1.8 Limitation of the Study

Finance for the general research work will be a challenge during the course of study. Correspondents also might not be able to complete or willing to submit the questionnaires given to them.

However, it is believed that these constraints will be worked on by making the best use of the available materials and spending more than the necessary time in the research work. Therefore, it is strongly believed that despite these constraint, its effect on this research report will be minimal, thus, making the objective and significance of the study achievable.


1.9 Definition of Terms

Culture Defined

Culture is the totality of a system, knowledge, belief, arts, morals, customs, laws and other capabilities of a society acquired through learning and transferred to others from one generation to another.

Western Culture Defined

Western culture constitutes the social norms, belief, customs, ethical values associated with countries and nations of Europe. Apparently in Nigeria this were the influence of the colonial master of the then British, America etc. Consequently the development of the western culture was the introduction of Christian influence in Nigeria over the Nigerian traditional cultural system. This influence permeates various aspect of life including the marriage institution.

Traditional Culture Defined

Traditional culture is defined as the customs and practices in a particular culture. The Nigerian traditional marriage culture constitute the traditional marriage customs of the Nigerian traditional society.


1.10 Organization of the Study

This research work is organized in five chapters, for easy understanding, as follows.

  • Chapter one is concern with the introduction, which consist of the (overview, of the study), historical background, statement of problem, objectives of the study, research hypotheses, significance of the study, scope and limitation of the study, definition of terms and historical background of the study.
  • Chapter two highlights the theoretical framework on which the study is based, thus the review of related literature.
  • Chapter three deals on the research design and methodology adopted in the study.
  • Chapter four concentrate on the data collection and analysis and presentation of finding.
  • Chapter five gives summary, conclusion, and recommendations made of the study.

Chapter Five


Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

5.0 Introduction

This chapter summarizes the findings on the influence of western culture on the Nigerian traditional society. The chapter consists of summary of the study, conclusions, and recommendations.


5.1 Summary

In this study, our focus was on the influence of western culture on the Nigerian traditional society. The study is was specifically carried out to determine the influence of western culture on traditional marriage in Nigeria, appraise the extent western culture has influenced traditional marriages in Nigeria, and determine whether the entrenching of traditional marital values through adequate marriage counselling can revive our African culture.

The study adopted the survey research design and randomly enrolled participants in the study. A total of 70 responses were validated from the enrolled participants where all respondent were married couples in Victoria Island, Lagos State.


5.2 Conclusion

Based on the findings of this study, the researcher concluded that;

  1. Western culture have had negative effect on traditional marriage in Nigeria as it has led to divorce, single parenthood, and women autonomy.
  2. The western culture have highly influenced traditional marriages in Nigeria.
  3. The entrenching of traditional marital values through adequate marriage counselling can revive our African culture.

5.3 Recommendation

The study recommended therefore that further studies should be conducted by researchers to identify the factors which have been preventing the traditional marriage institution from being negatively affected by the Western Culture. Finally, comparative studies of the effects of Western Culture on traditional marriage system between rural communities and urban communities in Yoruba Society should be conducted. Perhaps, doing this would discover things that are yet to be discovered on this issue.


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