Date of Publication : 30, Apr, 2020
This study investigated cultural factors and career advancement of women in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined the relationship between cultural belief, religious belief, in-law interference and career advancement of women in Ekiti State. The study adopted descriptive research design of the survey type. The population for this study consisted of all the female employees in private tertiary institutions, public tertiary institutions and Government Ministries in Ekiti State. A total of 572 female workers spread across private tertiary institutions, public tertiary institutions and Government Ministries in Ekiti State were selected for this study using multistage sampling procedure. The instrument used for collection of data was a self-designed instrument tagged “Cultural Factors and Career Advancement Questionnaire” (CFCAQ). The instrument was validated by experts of Tests and Measurement. The reliability of the instrument was determined through a test re-test method which yielded reliability co-efficient of 0.81. The data obtained through the instrument were tested using inferential statistics at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study showed that cultural belief and in-law interference were related to career advancement of women in Ekiti State. However, there was no significant relationship between religious belief and career advancement of women. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that women should not be discriminated in the society because of cultural belief that put wife under the authority of her husband.
Keywords: Cultural Factors, Career Advancement, Women,
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Author(s), AGHORIGHOR, TITILAYO OLUFUNKE (2020). “Cultural Factors and Career Advancement of Women in Ekiti State, Nigeria”. Name of the Journal: International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts and Science, (IJARBAS.COM), P, 120- 126. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3800466 , Issue: 4, Vol.: 2, Article: 12, Month: April, Year: 2020. Retrieved from https://www.ijarbas.com/all-issues/
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