264 Interrogating Conflict of Interest between Domestic Labour and Career Life among Female Health Workers in Select Hospitals in Benin Metropolis, Edo State, Nigeria

  • Okorie Oko Ume Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty of Social Sciences University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • Emmanuel Imuetinyan Obarisiagbon, PhD Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty of Social Sciences University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Abstract

The researchers interrogated conflict of interest between domestic labour and career advancement of female health workers. The social role theory was used as the study’s theoretical orientation while the survey research design was adopted in gathering data. A total of 1,200 copies of questionnaire were administered on respondents. The data generated were analysed with the aid of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS v. 22). The findings showed that there is conflict of interest between domestic labour and career advancement among female health workers generally. Against this finding, the researchers, therefore, recommended that men should change their behaviour and for parity to be reached between men and women and that there should be special allowance to female married health workers and a paradigm shift with regards to gender roles with particular reference to domestic labour.

Author Biographies

Okorie Oko Ume, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty of Social Sciences University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria



Emmanuel Imuetinyan Obarisiagbon, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty of Social Sciences University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria



Published
2022-09-05
How to Cite
UME, Okorie Oko; OBARISIAGBON, PHD, Emmanuel Imuetinyan. 264 Interrogating Conflict of Interest between Domestic Labour and Career Life among Female Health Workers in Select Hospitals in Benin Metropolis, Edo State, Nigeria. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 264-273, sep. 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/872>. Date accessed: 30 sep. 2022.