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Title: A DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF RURAL DWELLERS' ATTITUDE TOWARDS FEMALE EDUCATION IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA
Authors: ABOHO, RACHEL MNGUEMBER
Keywords: Attitude, Benue, Nigeria
Rural Dwellers, Female Education
Issue Date: 18-Mar-2020
Abstract: This work investigated rural dwellers’ attitude toward female education in Benue State. The research work adopted a descriptive survey design. Four research questions guided the study and four hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The sample of the study consisted of 450 rural dwellers drawn from the three education zones A, B and C of Benue State using multiple-stage sampling technique. A Demographic Analysis of Rural Dwellers Attitude towards Female Education Questionnaire (DARDATFEQ) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by two experts in Measurement and Evaluation and one in Curriculum and Instruction. The instrument was trial-tested and data collected yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.88 when subjected to Cronbatch alpha’s reliability statistics. The research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation, while the hypotheses were tested using t-test at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the study revealed that literate rural dweller have more positive attitudes towards female education than those that are illiterate, male rural dwellers have more positive attitudes towards female education than female, rural dwellers with high socio-economic status have more positive attitudes towards female education than those with lower socio-economic status and cultural practices of the rural dwellers have no significant impact on female education in Benue State. Based on the findings from the study it is recommended that rural dwellers, irrespective of their educational background, gender and socio-economic status, should endeavour to send their female children to school in order to meet the modern trends in the larger society and government and Non Governmental Organisations should embark on a massive awareness creation campaign to discourage the negative attitudes of rural dwellers that affect the education of their female children.
Description: Attitude of Rural Dwellers to Female Education
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/580
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