Gender and Behaviour

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Domestic Employment In Career Centered Families: A Case Study Of Covenant University Ota, Nigeria

TO George


This study set out to investigate domestic employment in career centered families using Covenant University Ota as a case study. The research relied mainly on data from primary sources. A total of One hundred and ten (110) structured questionnaire were administered to elicit data from respondents which comprise both Teaching and Non-teaching staff of the University. However, eighty three (83) useable instruments were returned with the teaching staff having the highest response rate. Some pertinent research questions were raised while the frequency distribution and simple percentage statistical tools were employed to ascertain the results of the study. The major findings include the risks and benefits associated with domestic employment on career centered families. Also glaring from this study, is the fact that women from career centered families are more active in engaging domestic workers largely females of age group(11-20)years to enable them participate in paid employment outside the family. The need to devise coping strategies to ease domestic activities and for career centered families to reach a compromise on domestic activities are recommended to ensure family stability

Keywords: Domestic employment, Career, Family, Teaching, Non- teaching staff

Gender and Behaviour Vol. 6 (1) 2008: pp. 1546-1558
AJOL African Journals Online