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Children in a world of changing maternal occupational patterns: the Nigerian experience

Obayan, Aize (1994) Children in a world of changing maternal occupational patterns: the Nigerian experience. CHILDHOOD, 2. pp. 145-151. ISSN 0907-5682

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Abstract

Socialization processes in Nigeria as far as women's occupational patterns are concerned were largely restricted to the home, however, recently there has been a gradual shift. ¥ore women are attracted to traditional and non-traditional occupations usually ,offering a better package of income, conditions of service, etc. This paper investi~a~s the relationships between maternal employment status (MES) and Nigerian children's perceived feeling of maternal warmth in three main ethnic groups in Nigeria (Hausa, lgbo and Yoruba) and its attendant effect on their personality and behavioural dispositions. Nine hundred children with ages ranging between 12 and 14 years constituted the randomly selected sample. T-test analysis results revealed a significant relationship between MES and maternal warmth. A significant relationship was also observed between MES and the personality/behavioural dispositions of Nigerian children. The implications of these findings are discussed. Recommendations are made for reducing emotional and psychological risks while improving available gains.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: family; socialitl:ation; maternal employment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2015 21:28
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2015 21:28
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4595

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