Challenges confronting dual career women

Titilayomi Otepola 75 PAGES (15503 WORDS) Project
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ABSTRACT

This study was designed to investigate the challenges confronting dual career women of FUNAAB, Specifically, the study investigated the challenges confronting dual career women at work and at home, causes of these challenges, and how they have being coping with the challenges. The study also explored the opinions of men on how women can cope with dual-career challenges. The population of who was made up of about one thousand five hundred (1500) male and female staff, both teaching and non teaching staff working in Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

The study adopted a descriptive survey design, to ensure 40% representation of respondents from the selected Colleges/Centers in the study sample. The simple random method (balloting) was used to select five out of nine colleges; the centers were selected using a deliberate sampling method. At the College/Centre level, convenience sampling method was adopted to include willing male and female staff as participants in the study. The sample comprised of two hundred staff (200) of which 75% were female staff and 25% male staff. A well-structured questionnaire was used for data collection and data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 16 and the    in-depth interviews were analyzed using the content validity method.

The findings of these study reveals that majority, 72(52.9%) of the respondents agreed that dual career women often experience stress in balancing work-family role, also majority 84(61.8%)agreed that elderly family member require additional care, the obligation to meet their needs can influence family roles and create inter-role conflict. Majority of the respondents 103(75.7%) agreed that in coping with dual career challenges they make God the foundation of their family and career. Some recommendations were made for dual career women most especially mothers on how to manage their career and home so as not to allow their work affect their home in a negative way and vice-versa. 




TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENTS                                                                                                                  PAGE

Title Page.................................................i

Certification.....................................ii

Dedication........................................iii

Acknowledgements.........................iv

Abstract............................................vi

Table of content.............................................vii

List of Tables...............................................xi

List of Diagrams..........................................xii                                                  

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 INTRODUCTION..............................1

1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY..............................................1

1.2 PROBLEM STATEMENT....................................5

1.3 RESEARCH QUESTIONS....................................6

1.3 OBJECTIVES...................................7

1.3.1 Broad objectives........................................7

1.3.2 Specific objectives........................................7

1.4 JUSTIFICATION FOR THE STUDY..............................................7

1.5 CONCEPTUAL DEFINITION OF TERMS.............................................8


CHAPTER TWO    

2.0 LITERATURE REVIEWe......................................10

2.1 Appraisal of Literature......................................17

2.1.2 Major findings in the reviewed literature relevant to the current work of study.........................................18

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY...........................20

3.0 Study Design...........................................20

3.1 Study Area...............................................20

3.2 Population of Study.............................................20

3.3 Sample..........................................20

3.4 Sampling Techniques....................................21

3.5 Data Collection Methods.........................................21

3.5.1 Instrument for Data Collection.......................................21

3.5.2 Validation Of Instrument For Data Collection..............................22

3.5.3 Data Collection Procedure......................................22

3.6 Limitation of the Study..............................................23

3.7 Data Analyses........................................23

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION..................................24

4.1 Socio Demographic Characteristics of the Participants...................................24

4.1.1 Socio- demographic characteristics of the female respondents..................................24

4.1.2. Socio- demographic data for male respondent...........................31

4.2. Research questions.......................................35

4.2.1 Challenges confronting dual career women................................35

4.2.2. Causes of the challenges confronting dual career women............................................39

4.2.3 Coping strategies adopted by dual career women........................42

4.2.4 Opinions and views of men on how women can cope with dual career challenges......................................45

4.3 DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

4.3.1 Challenges confronting dual career women.................................47

4.3.2: Causes of the challenges confronting dual career women......49

4.3.3 Coping strategies adopted by dual career women…..…................49

4.3.4 Opinions of men on how women can cope with dual career challenges …...................................51

4.4 In-depth interview on key informants......................................52

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0 SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION.....................54

5.1 Summary of findings..........................................54

5.2 CONCLUSION................................56

5.3RECOMMENDATION................57

REFERENCES.................................58

APPENDIX......................................62


Lists of Tables Pages

Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the female respondents..................................26

Table 2 Socio demographic characteristics of the male respondents..................................32

Table 3 Challenges confronting dual career women...............................36

Table 4 Causes of the challenges confronting dual career women..........................................39

Table 5 Coping strategies adopted by dual career women......................42

Table 6 Opinions and views of men on how women can cope with dual career challenges........................45

List of Diagram Page

Diagram 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the female respondents.................................29

Diagram 2 Cont. on Socio demographic characteristics of the female respondents.....................30

Diagram 3 Socio- demographic distribution of the male respond enter ..............................................34

Diagram 4 Challenges confronting dual career women.......................38

Diagram 5 Causes of the challenges confronting dual career women..........................................41

Diagram 6 Coping strategies adopted by dual career women.................44

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APA

Titilayomi, O (2018). Challenges confronting dual career women. Afribary.com: Retrieved July 11, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/challenges-confronting-dual-career-women

MLA 8th

Otepola, Titilayomi. "Challenges confronting dual career women" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 15 Mar. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/challenges-confronting-dual-career-women . Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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Otepola, Titilayomi. "Challenges confronting dual career women". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 15 Mar. 2018. Web. 11 Jul. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/challenges-confronting-dual-career-women >.

Chicago

Otepola, Titilayomi. "Challenges confronting dual career women" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed July 11, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/challenges-confronting-dual-career-women