Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A phenomenological study of the work-life balance of Nigerian women in leadership and their vision of Nigerian education
by Ufoegbune, Veronica Ifechide, Ed.D., Pepperdine University, 2016, 121; 10103898
Abstract (Summary)

This phenomenological study examines the work–life balance of Nigerian women leaders who are instrumental in visioning and shaping the future of Nigeria’s public education. The research delves into the past, present, and future of Nigerian public education based on the perception and life course of key Nigerian women educational leaders located in Nigeria and in the diaspora. Further, the study explores the work–life balance of these women leaders and their vision for public education in Nigeria. This study also explores the experiences; relational style, drive, and motivation, identity, and adaptive style that shape the life course and impact the decisions in these women’s life course. The study was prompted by the perceived change in the state of the Nigerian public educational system from pre-independence to post-independence. Public education is essential to offering hope and equity to all, including the poor. Education is a fundamental good rooted in the concept of human capital. Human capital is concerned with the human skills factor of production in the development process. The development process depends on quality education that determines one’s earnings in market economies.

The study goes into the archives of public education in Nigeria to examine the experiences, past and present, of the sample of Nigerian women leaders and their impact on—and vision for—the future of Nigerian education. The data examine how the Nigerian government embraced the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how the women played the dual roles of leaders and managers of their households. To better understand the dual roles of women, it was essential to review the decentralization and privatization of education in Nigeria as it related to the politicization of education expenditures.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Weber, Margaret
Commitee: Mirci, Phillip, Purrington, Linda
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 77/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: African Studies, Educational leadership, Womens studies, Education Policy, School administration, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Career, Faith, Family, Girls, Nigeria, Women, Work-life balance
Publication Number: 10103898
ISBN: 978-1-339-67440-7
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