Investing in the Education of Women: A Determinant for Effective Environmental Management

By Anne Emmanuel Omori, Simon I. Akpama and Uchenna Egodi Ajake.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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At the heart of achieving gender equality is the education of girls and women, and the removal of barriers to education and opportunities for their advancement. Research demonstrates that investment in women, and more specifically women’s education, has numerous positive effects on not only the women, but also her family and the entire nation. These outcomes not only improve the quality of life of women and their families, but also combat poverty and foster positive environmental actions in their lives. Therefore, this study investigated the extent to which women’s education, formal and non-formal education, determine effective environmental management in the Cross River State of Nigeria.
To achieve the aim of this study, two null hypotheses were posited and tested at a 0.05 level of significance using independent t-test analysis. A well validated 20 item questionnaire instrument was designed using a Likert scale model and administered to a randomized sample population of two hundred respondents comprised of women and girls that have attained formal and non-formal education, respectively. The results of the analysis show that women’s education, formal and non-formal, significantly determines effective environmental management. This implies that economic benefits of addressing and reducing barriers to women’s education and engagement in enviromental conservation can be sustainable.

Keywords: Investing, Education of Women, Environmental Management

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 742.058KB).

Anne Emmanuel Omori

Assisstant Research Fellow, Institute of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

I’m a member of the academic staff of the University of Calabar, with the responsibility of advancing knowledge through research and dissemination of knowledge through teaching. I have a Master degree with a specialization in industrial education from University of Ibadan, and am currently a Ph.D student in the same university. I’ve very interested in gender, human resource development, environmental issues, and literacy.

Dr. Simon I. Akpama

Senior Lecturer, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

I’m a member of the teaching staff of the University of Calabar with the sole responsibility of impacting knowledge through teaching, research, and community service. I have a Ph.D. with a specialization in social welfare. My interests are in research and development.

Dr. Uchenna Egodi Ajake

Research Fellow, Institute of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria


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