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World Journal of Educational Research and Reviews

Securing marriages from the strains of career imbalance – a case study of selected couples in Ogun State, Nigeria

Securing Marriages from the strains of Career Imbalance – a case study of selected couples in Ogun State, Nigeria

Emmanuel C. Ogu1*, Adesegun Oreoluwa2, Adekunle Y.A.3, Omotunde A.A.4

1,2,3,4Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, School of Computing and Engineering Sciences, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Accepted December 30, 2015.

Citation: Ogu EC, Oreoluwa A, Adekunle YA, Omotunde AA (2015). Securing Marriages from the strains of Career Imbalance – a case study of selected couples in Ogun State, Nigeria. World Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 3(1): 022-028.

Copyright: © 2015 Ogu et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

The propensities for globalization that has gradually and steadily crept into the African and Nigerian cultural and value system have brought about new challenges to marriage and the home front. One of such challenges is that of career imbalance. Having other implications for the Nigerian marriage and family within the Yoruba culture, this problem is further exacerbated by stereotyped classical conceptions of marriage and family roles. Literature review of this research traces the roots of career imbalance in the Yoruba culture and examines some of the challenges faced by selected married individuals in career pursuits in Ogun State (mostly women).The goal is to observe new implications of this situation and suggest possible solutions to the challenge of career imbalance amongst these selected couples in Ogun State, Nigeria. This study has as its objective to investigate career imbalance amongst selected couples in Ogun State, Nigeria; study the problems, resulting challenges and proffer possible solutions. It incorporates the qualitative methodologies of descriptive analysis and case study to interpret secondary data extrapolated from past related research to satisfy questions posed in this research, and propose solutions to mitigate the strains of career imbalance on marriages of the 21st century, beginning with Ogun State.

Keywords: Marriage, career, imbalance, globalization, Nigeria, Africa.