PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS AS CORRELATES OF LATE MARRIAGE AMONG ADULTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Sunday Abodunrin, Anuoluwa Akinsola

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This study examines the psychological factors as correlates of late marriage among adults with visual impairment. It aims at identifying and examining the general impact and status of psychological well-being of adults with visual impairment on their marital status. The findings reveals that the contribution of the two independent variables psychological factors (self-esteem, self-worth, mental wellness) on the dependent variable (Late Marriage) when pulled together was significant in the prediction of the dependent variable. The result showed that there was a positive significant relationship among Psychological factors (self-esteem, self-worth, mental wellness) at (r = 0.496; p<0.05), (r = 0.480; p<0.05) and late marriage among adults with visual impairment. It was also revealed that late marriage correlated significantly and positively with the psychological wellbeing (self-esteem, self-worth, mental wellness) of the respondents. The study therefore recommends that, the home and social environment should be free from marginalisation and labelling, members of the society should see adults with visual impairment as someone who can raise and nurture a family, have a relationship lifestyle, romantic and be lovable.

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Visual Impairment, Psychological Factor, Late Marriage, Adult

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