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    Volume 6 Number 1 March 2022

Factors Limiting the Participation of Women Construction Professionals (WCPs) in the Nigerian Construction Sector (NCS)

Pages: 1-9
Authors: SAKA Najimu, MOYANGA Dorcas Titilayo*, ADEGBEMBO Taiwo Fadeke
Abstract
Women constitute almost half of Nigeria’s population and thus a critical mass in the potential labour force of the country. Though there has been increasing awareness to employ women professional in the construction sector yet their level of participation is still a subject of concern. Therefore, this study investigated the current level of participation of Women Construction Professionals (WCPs) and factors limiting their participation in the Nigerian Construction Sector (NCS). Convenience and purposive sampling techniques was adopted to sample WCPs and the data collected through the questionnaire was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The finding reveals that WCP represents only 6% of the professionals in NCS, which implies that the current level of participation of WCPs in Nigeria is still very low. Furthermore, occupational hazards/risks, matrimonial/family, sexiest attitude, expecting/nursing mother and nature of the construction industry are the factors significantly limiting the participation of WCPs in NCS. Hence, the study recommends that NCS should urgently find ways to prioritise and balance its requirements to get the best out of women with family commitment. Finally, NCS as a progressive employer should develop strategies against cultural practices detrimental to the female gender as well as improve its image among young women.

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