DO WOMEN DOMESTIC ROLES CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO FAMILY SOCIO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EVIDENCE FROM NSIT IBOM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA AKWA IBOM STATE NIGERIA

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DO WOMEN DOMESTIC ROLES CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO FAMILY SOCIO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EVIDENCE FROM NSIT IBOM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA AKWA IBOM STATE NIGERIA

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Pages
Declaration – – – – – – – – i
Certification – – – – – – – – ii
Dedication – – – – – – – – iii
Acknowledgements – – – – – – iv
Table of Contents – – – – – – – vii
List of Tables – – – – – – – ix
Abstract – – – – – – – – xii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study – – – – 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem – – – – 2
1.3 Research Questions – – – – – – 4
1.4 Objectives of the Study – – – – – 5
1.5 Significance of the Study – – – – – – 6
1.6 State of the Hypothesis – – – – – – 7
1.7 Scope of the Study – – – – – – – 7
1.8 Definition of Terms – – – – – – 8

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
2.1 Literature Review – – – – – – – 10
2.1.1 Occupation and Income – – – – – – 10
2.1.2 Level of Education Attainment – – – – – 13
2.1.3 Women Status – – – – – – – 15
2.2 Theoretical Framework – – – – – – 18
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Research Design – – – – – – 21
3.2 Population of the Study – – – – – 21
3.3 Sample Size – – – – – – – 22
3.4 Sampling Technique – – – – – 22
3.5 Instruments Data Collection – – – – 23
3.6 Sources of Data – – – – – – 23
3.7 Method of Data Collection – – – – 24
3.8 Methods of Data Analysis – – – – 24
3.9 The Study Area – – – – – – 25
3.10 Limitation of the Study – – – – – 28

CHAPTER FOUR
4.1 Data Presentation – – – – – – 29
4.2 Data Analysis – – – – – – 30
4.3 Discussion of Findings – – – – – 31
4.4 Percentage distribution of the respondents by level of
Education – – – – – – – 32

  1. Percentage distribution of respondents by level of Education 33
    4.6 Percentage distribution of the respondents by types of
    Occupation – – – – – – – 34
    4.7 Data Analysis – – – – – – 35
    CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
    5.1 Summary – – – – – – –
    5.2 Recommendations – – – – –
    5.3 Conclusion – – – – – – –
    References
    LIST OF TABLES
    Table 4.1 Percentage Distribution of the Respondents by Background Characteristics – – – –
    Table 4.2 – – – – – – – – –
    Table 4.3 – – – – – – – – –
    Table 4.4 – – – – – – – – –
    Table 4.5 – – – – – – – – –
    Table 4.6 – – – – – – – – –

ABSTRACT
The fact that women in most families and communities are still being subjected to several forms of violence and their opinions often taken as a second option despite their domestic chores has instigated the desire to investigate if their roles have positive contribution to family socio-economic development. The study was carried out in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State. Four variables namely, occupation, amount of earned income, level of education and women rights were focused in the study. Emphasis was based on the assumptions of the community participatory development theory. A randomly selected 250 respondents were used in the study. They were selected using the multi stage sampling technique while data were collected with the use of questionnaire. The study data were tested using the chi-square statistics. The results showed that even though the women in the study society were still being discriminated, they play significant roles in the socio-economic development of the study area. In view of this and findings of the study it was recommended that government should adequate laws and enforced same appropriately to protect the women from violence, torture and unnecessary cultures practices since their roles even at the family level could contribute to national development.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study

Every family is a function of different actors, man, woman and children, and a number of factors. These factors include income, level of education, residential location, type of occupation and rights of women. In all parts of the world, these variables or factors influence to a large extent the status of families and that of the members. The feeding pattern, type of health facilities and healthcare services desired, and the quality of environment preferred are determined based on the status of the family.
In recent times, government of countries and the World Health Organization (WHO, 2005) have been concern about the socio-economic conditions of families. Particular emphasis is made to the developing countries of the world where there is high rate of poverty, unemployment, poor sanitation, poor nutrition and environmental degradation. In the developing countries, for example those in the African continent, where most families have been devastated by poverty, hence necessitating the deployment of effort of every member of the family towards improving the family’s fortune. Most exposed to the challenge and task of sustaining the family’s economic are the parent. But in the most traditional parts of these societies, the women’s are focused on often than men. The reason is that the women play’s a somewhat crucial role in family (household) resource management, most especially ensuring that food is always available. However, in situations of insufficiency, which most often is the case, the women is left to device supplementary strategies to helped her husband takes care of the family or be sanctioned. This practice that continued to rear its ugly head in NsitIbom Local Government Area becomes a serious issue of concern, instigated the desire to find out if the women roles have positive contributions to the family socio-economic development in the study area.

DO WOMEN DOMESTIC ROLES CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO FAMILY SOCIO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EVIDENCE FROM NSIT IBOM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA AKWA IBOM STATE NIGERIA

DO WOMEN DOMESTIC ROLES CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO FAMILY SOCIO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EVIDENCE FROM NSIT IBOM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA AKWA IBOM STATE NIGERIA