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Title: Challenges to Job Security of Female Architects in Nigeria
Authors: Enwerekowe, Ebelechukwu Obianuju
Abioye, Jonathan Olufemi
Keywords: industry constraints
societal perception
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Publisher: International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS)
Series/Report no.: Vol. 5;No. 7; Pp 103-110
Abstract: This paper aims at examining the incidence of job insecurity among women in Nigerian architecture. A mixed-method study of the lingering constraints of the industry, societal perception on the role of the architect and attitudes of women to the profession and practice of architecture shows that female architects are more likely than male architects to experience job dissatisfaction, occupational stress and work-life imbalance. Female architects are twice as likely as their male counterparts to leave the profession over concerns of job security and statistically proven to be less favoured for employment in architectural establishments. The study recommends: 1) female architects need to develop viable practice goals to make them more relevant to the construction industry; 2) participate in on-going practice development initiatives specifically dedicated to the advancement of women and 3) further qualitative study into specific challenges faced by women in the profession with a view to alleviating them.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2491
ISSN: 2394-4404
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