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Marriage remains an important institution especially in the social construction of a family, especially among the Yoruba.  The normative values on marriage prioritize customary conjugal rites, irrespective of other legal-rational procedures that may be conducted. Hence, many marriages are conducted solely under the customary regulations, and spouses are supposedly bound by extended kin bonds that should expectedly protect the marriage institution. Customary marriages, nonetheless, experience instability and dissolution. This research, therefore, examines the contextual intrinsic and extrinsic factors that cause the dissolution of marriages conducted under the customary rites system.


Marital Instability Yoruba Oko kiko Dalemosu Southwestern Nigeria

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Omobowale, A. O. (2018). Contextual Intrinsic and Extrinsic Determinants of the Dissolution of Customary Marriage among the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria. IBADAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 8(2), 14. Retrieved from