Relationship between participation of Women's Associations in Community Development Projects in the Rural Areas of Osun State, Nigeria

  • O.F. Deji
  • A.A. Jibowo


The study investigated the influence of the selected behaviours of women's associations on participation in rural development projects in Osun State, Nigeria. Structured interview schedule was employed to elicit quantitative information from 60 randomly selected women's associations (30 formal and 30 informal) from the six rural local government areas, consisting of one local government area from each of the six administrative zones in Osun State of Nigeria. Descriptive analysis revealed that the participation of the women's associations in the development projects of their communities was average with a mean of about three projects over a period of ten years. Correlation analysis further reveals that there is positive and significant relationship between the decision-making system, and provision of reward for active members and officials; and participation of women's associations in rural community development projects.

(Gender & Behaviour: 2003 1: 83-93)

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