Gender and Behaviour

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Bride Price And Implications For Women’s Rights In Nigeria: Psychological Perspective

MB Nwoke


The study investigated the issue of bride price and its implications for women rights in Nigeria. The paper examined the issues of gender-role inequality and discovered that it runs across cultures. There are some gender roles that are exclusively male preserve as well as there are some gender roles that are exclusively female preserve. Historically the issue of bride price is a value system in the marriage institution. The bride price traditionally legalizes marriage. The study highlighted the psychological implications of bride price. But since culture is dynamic not static, any conflicting issue or value in the system that does not allow the growth and development of individuals, such should be reconciled with reason. Since the terminology bride price seems to be misconceived, the paper recommended the restructuring of the term bride price with some terminology options.
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