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ERIC Number: EJ894003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Nigerian Urban Women's Use of Information Media: The Challenges for Women in Leadership
Nwafor, Oby Maureen; Akubue, Felicia N.
Educational Research and Reviews, v3 n10 p309-315 Oct 2008
The study surveyed urban women's use of information media and drew attention to the implications for women in leadership positions and non-formal education. A questionnaire containing structured and unstructured items was administered to 300 women resident at Nsukka urban town Enugu State, Nigeria. One hundred and twenty-five usable copies were used for the data analysis. The findings show that oral media are the most popular among women irrespective of level of education and type of occupation. The level of education influenced the use of radio and television. Popular radio and television programmes among women include newscasts, socio-cultural programmes, music and drama. Problems hindering women's use of radio and television include time constraint, poor reception, poor condition of available sets and lack of money for repairs among others. Based on these findings the implication for the achievement of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) objectives with reference to non-formal education was discussed. Also the challenge for women in leadership are highlighted which include that they should dismantle the obstacles in the women's use of information media in developing countries. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria