The purpose of the qualitative phenomenological study was to explore the factors that have hindered Oguta women in Imo State, Nigeria, from advancing socially, economically, and politically. The study was an exploration of the factors that hinder Oguta women from obtaining leadership roles and the effects of gender inequality, discrimination, marginalization, and underrepresentation of Oguta woman’s ability to occupy leadership roles. The conceptual foundation of the study was feminist theory. The study participants were 20 women affiliated with Oguta Girls’ High School in Oguta in Nigeria comprised of teachers, administrators, and members of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Data was collected with one-on-one, semi-structured, open-ended interviews. Result of the interviews revealed themes related to culture, gender preference, religion, politics, and lack (or denial) of education. Findings from the study revealed that culture, gender preference, religion, politics, and lack (or denial) of education accounted for gender inequality, discrimination, marginalization, and underrepresentation of Oguta women in the Oguta community.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 74/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Womens studies, Sub Saharan Africa Studies, Gender studies|
|Keywords:||Leadership, Nigeria, Oguta, Underrepresentation, Women leaders|
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