The study of women’s employment has been and will continue to be of crucial importance to researchers because it is concerned not only with the process and structures which generate gender inequalities and gender segregation, but also with the appropriate strategies for equalizing the position of women in paid work. This assumption prompted the need to undertake a research study on university education and wage employment as predictors of women socio-economic empowerment using Nigeria as a case study. Two hundred women in public and private sectors were selected through random stratified sampling technique for the study. a descriptive survey questionnaire labeled “Women Empowerment Questionnaire (WEQ) was designed and used for collection of data. Mann-Whitney U-test was adopted for the analysis of data and testing of hypotheses postulated at 0.05 level of significant. Findings from the study revealed that university education did not have significant influence on the economic empowerment of Nigerian women (Mann-Whitney U = 37067.50, P > 0.05). On the other hands, women with wage employment but without university education had a higher level of empowerment in the decision making processes in matters affecting them in the society (Mann-Whitney U = 980.00, P < 0.05).
|Keywords:||Women, University Education, Empowerment, Socio-economic, Predictors|
Lecturer, Department of Continuing Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria
Associate Professor, Department of Continuing Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria
Associate Professor of Adult and Continuing Education, Department of Continuing Education, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria
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