Culture in Nigeria: Gender Inequality and Economic Development among Female Bankers and Engineers in Nigeria using Storytelling

Spiff, Achenyo Feyisara (2007) Culture in Nigeria: Gender Inequality and Economic Development among Female Bankers and Engineers in Nigeria using Storytelling. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The following research centers on the use of story telling in the study of culture, gender inequality and its impact on economic development in Nigeria. The research reviews the issue of culture; gender inequality and economic development in Nigeria though story telling. A narrative approach (McAdams, 2001) with myself as a female and a Nigerian is self-reflective as one who has lived among my people and as an emerging scholar. Each story consists of a problematic situation related to the environmental conditions, characters concerning the situation (of which am one) and the plot configuring to beginning, middle and end phases (Heeok Heo, 2004). My objective in this research is that in composing theirs and my own stories of experience, people can transform individual experience and social interaction (Claudinin, and Connelly, 2000, Fusai et al, 2003) into learning experiences.

The concept of National culture and its impact on gender are analysed. Core areas are: the National culture of Nigeria, issues of gender as it relates to the barriers to economic empowerment faced by women in Nigeria. I analysed my research using the cultural framework of Hofstede (1997) in understanding national culture. In so doing, I considered the issues of culture as it relates to economic development. Conclusions regarding my research contribution form the concluding part of this work.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 10:21
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 18:20
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/24236

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