Overbusy Schedule in Family Wholeness: A Study of Selected Families

Ajaegbu C., Johnson B, Omotunde A, Uwom-Ajaegbu O.


Research has shown that the use of home electronics can be of good or bad effect in the wholeness of the family. Intimacy gap as a result of these technologies have become a pressing issue in the togetherness of the family and this has resulted to broken homes and disorderliness in the family. The aim of this study was to look at the impact of home electronic devices in our families and the attendant effects. The method adopted for this research was a descriptive suvey involving the use of questionnaire and personal interviews. A sample size of 200 families picked at random were used durig this research work. The result showed that despite the good deed of home electronics, if there is no policy and co-operate usage in a family results to intimacy gap. In conclusion, It was observed that majority of individuals within the age bracket of  31-40 years with 10 years of marriage experience are getting more involved in marriages of these days. Some of the couples spend more time with the home electronic devices than their spouse and  this has a large tendency of resulting to intimacy and communication gap.

Keywords:Family Wholeness, Intimacy gap, Overbusy Schedule, Communication gap and Technology.

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