A Comparative Analysis of Job Position, Income and Quality of Husbands’ Care of Women Working in The Public and Private Sector Organisations in Imo State, Nigeria

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume III, Issue II, February 2019 | ISSN 2454–6186

A Comparative Analysis of Job Position, Income and Quality of Husbands’ Care of Women Working in The Public and Private Sector Organisations in Imo State, Nigeria

Nwokorie, Chinedu N.1, Iheriohanma, E. B. J.2

1Department of Sociology, Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
2Directorate of General Studies, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

Abstract:- The study specifically examined the effect of job position and income of women on the quality of husbands’ care. The public and private sector organizations in Imo State, Nigeria were our focus in the study. This study is anchored on the Rational Choice Theory. The quantitative data for this study were collected from 524 respondents selected from two privately owned and two publicly owned organizations in Imo State, while the qualitative data were from 8 key informants interviewed. The objective of this study is to examine whether the job position and income of women working in private or public sector can affect quality of husbands’ care. The quantitative data were analyzed using a combination of correlation coefficient, chi-square, cross-tabulation, mean and standard deviation, and one-way ANOVA. The hypothesis revealed that, though the women in the lower cadre show more care for their husbands, position and income of women do not significantly influence the quality of husband care. The study suggests that the position of a woman in her work place and her income should not affect the attention and care for her husband, especially in terms of his emotional needs, as this may lead to his looking outside the house. Lack of adequate attention, respect, satisfaction and frequent absence of the woman from the home can result in a gradual emotional distancing between spouses, lead to marital separation, increase the rate of family conflict and spousal and marital distress. These should be avoided for a healthy society.

Keywords: Job position, Income, Husband Care, Comparative Analysis, Imo State, Nigeria.

I. INTRODUCING THE CONCLUSION

The involvement of women in paid labour and their status (job position and income), working in both private and public sectors seem to have affected the quality of care for the husbands. Some of these working mothers feel independent since they can take care of themselves and even their children without the assistance of their husbands

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