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Title: Psychological Wellbeing of Individuals in the Divorcing Process Waiting for a Court Decision in Federal First Instance Court, Lideta Bench, Addis Ababa
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr. Mulat Asnake (PhD),
Tsigereda, Hailu
Keywords: alarming rate both in developed and developing countries
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: To date, for one or other reasons, the breakdown of marriage is increasing in an alarming rate both in developed and developing countries, including Ethiopia. Divorce dampens individual’s self-esteem and divorced individual reportedly undergo low level of psychological wellbeing. However, the psychological wellbeing of individuals in the divorcing process is hardly known. Therefore, this study was aimed to assess the psychological wellbeing of individuals in the divorce process waiting for a court decision at Federal First Instance Court, Lideta Bench, Addis Ababa. A cross sectional research design was used to conduct the current study. Data were collected from 131(62 males and 69 females) randomly selected individuals in the divorcing process. Data regarding to sociodemographic, socioeconomic characteristics and psychological wellbeing of the participants was collected using self-administered questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistical tools were used to analysis the collected data. The results signified that the psychological wellbeing of the individuals in the divorcing process was different in terms of sex,(t (105.6) = 1.88, p = .006), between age range from 18-25 years and 31-35 years (M = 18.94, p = .008), between age range from 18-25 years and more than or equal to 40 years (M = 13.31, p = .011), level of education (F (3, 127) = 3.095, P = .029), income between less than 1500 birr and 1500-3000 birr (M = -10.67, p = .02), and having children between 1-2 and 3-4 (M = 10.28, p = .02). Of these variables, only age r(131) = -0.187, p = 0.03) and having children r(131) = -0.207, p = .04) had an inverse relationship with the psychological wellbeing of individuals. However, only having children predispose individuals for low level of psychological wellbeing without any contribution of sex, age, educational status, occupational status, and income. The study concluded that the majority of individual in the divorcing process had low level of psychological wellbeing. Therefore, application of necessary psychological counseling before articulating the breakdown of the marriage as well as linking the individual with psychologists working in the court should be in place during divorcing process in order to build up the psychological wellbeing of individuals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16923
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