Empirical Investigation of the Reasons for Marital Infidelity among Men in Benin City, Nigeria

  • Emmanuel Imuetinyan Obarisiagbon, PhD Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty of Social Sciences University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • Okorie Oko Ume Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty of Social Sciences University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Abstract

The researchers sought to identify the motivations for extra-marital affairs among men in Benin City. The researchers employed the avoidance-attachment theory as its theoretical foundation in the explanation of the topic under investigation. The convenient sampling method was used to select participants that were available around the study area while copies of questionnaire were administered on 450 participants found at twelve select relaxation spots in Benin City. The frequency distribution and simple percentage were used to analyse the data generated. The findings showed that physical attraction, emotional intimacy, sexual needs and dissatisfaction, substance abuse, loneliness and disbelief in monogamy were some of the motivations for indulgence of men in extra marital affairs. It was, therefore, recommended that men should avoid alcohol intake, constantly bond, spend quality time with their spouses while the women should endeavour to pay attention to their spouses, as well as look presentable both at home and outside home.

Author Biographies

Emmanuel Imuetinyan Obarisiagbon, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty of Social Sciences University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria



Okorie Oko Ume, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty of Social Sciences University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria



Published
2022-09-05
How to Cite
OBARISIAGBON, PHD, Emmanuel Imuetinyan; UME, Okorie Oko. Empirical Investigation of the Reasons for Marital Infidelity among Men in Benin City, Nigeria. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 82-92, sep. 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/827>. Date accessed: 30 sep. 2022.