Women Participation in Elective and Appointive Political Positions And Influence on younger women’s political aspiration among female undergraduates in Nigeria.

Abstract

This research work investigated the participation of women in elective and appointive positions and the influence it has on the political aspiration of female undergraduates in Nigeria. The sample for the study was made up of 300 female undergraduate students. A purposive sampling technique was used to select two universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. These universities are Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo and Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-ode. Also, only female undergraduates’ students were purposefully selected to participate in the study. Descriptive statistics involving frequency count, simple percentage, mean and standard deviation as well as inferential statistics involving t-test were used to analyse the data. Findings revealed that, there was significant difference in female political appointments and their cultural beliefs. Also, there is a significant difference in the aspiration of younger women participation in politics and previous performance of women in government. Recommendation made in line with the findings of the work include: The Beijing declaration of 2005 which stipulated allocation of 30% of elective positions to women should as a matter of urgency be implemented. Also, women in elective and appointive positions should serve as role models, mentors and coaches for other women who intend to seek political positions.

Keywords

Political Aspiration. Political Positions Women Participation

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bankole filade