FACTORS INFLUENCING EARLY MARRIAGE AMONG FEMALE TEENAGERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NNEWI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

  • Dr. Chika Getrude Nwachukwu Department of Human Kinetics & Health Education Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe Anambra state, Nigeria
Keywords: Factors, Influence, Early marriage, Female Teenagers

Abstract

This study aimed at the factors influencing early marriage among female teenagers in secondary schools in Nnewi South Local Government Area. The population of the study consists of one thousand seven hundred and twenty (1720) senior secondary school students in the twenty-six secondary school. Simple random sample was used to select six hundred and eight (608) students and a structured questionnaire containing twenty questions was used to elicit information from the respondents. Mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the data that guided the study. The findings of the study revealed that economic factor, peer group influence, parental influence, culture of the people among others influenced early marriage among teenage female students in Nnewi local government area of Anambra state. Based on the findings some recommendations and suggestion were made.

Published
2019-12-19
How to Cite
Nwachukwu, C. G. (2019). FACTORS INFLUENCING EARLY MARRIAGE AMONG FEMALE TEENAGERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NNEWI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA. International Journal of Novel Research in Humanities, Social Sciences and Management Science, 2(1). Retrieved from http://publications.oasisinternationaljournal.org/index.php/ijnhssm/article/view/78