Determinants of Change in Work Values in Rural Nigeria: Evidence from Ondo State

Fasina, Oluwatosin Oluwasegun, Ibitoye, Adedoyin Lydia, Ibitoye, Olalekan


The study analysed the determinants of change in work values among rural dwellers in Ondo State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to ascertain the socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents in the study area; identify the prominent work values among the respondents in the study area; and determine the key factors influencing the change in work values among the respondents in the study area. A multi-stage sampling technique was employed for data collection in this study. Primary data which were collected with the aid of structured questionnaire and personal interview were used and a total of 120 respondents were sampled and interviewed for the study. Descriptive Statistics and Multiple Regression Analysis were used to analyse data collected in the study. The study revealed that the average age was about 57 years. The majority of the respondents were males and were married, with an average household size of 7 persons. Educational level was low in the study area. Farming was the dominant occupation practiced in the study area, with a low monthly average household income of N16, 888. The study concluded that commitment and dedication to work were the most prominent work values as identified by respondents in the study area.......

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