Gender Stereotyping and Women Career Development in Nigeria

Tayo-Olajubutu, Olufunmilayo


The study examined gender stereotyping and women career development in OndoState, South–West Nigeria. Two hundred respondents formed the sample for the study. The sample was selected through a purposive random sampling technique, across the three senatorial districts of Ondo State, Nigeria. A Self-constructed questionnaire (GSWCDQ) was used to collect data for the study. Three hypotheses were generated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study showed that there was no significant difference between male and female,literate and non - literate in gender stereotyping of women career development. However, the study revealed that there was a significant difference between women with good knowledge in Mathematics and those without it, in gender stereotyping of their career development. Based on the findings, recommendations were made for cultural re-orientation for better valuation of girls and women among Nigerians. It was recommended too that girls and women should develop more interest in Mathematics for better career opportunities.

Keywords: Gender stereotyping, women, career development.

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