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Gender and research attainment in Nigerian agricultural universities

Oloruntoba, Abayomi; Ajayi, Michael Tunde

Abstract:
The study uses data on the research outputs of 219 academics in three Nigerian agricultural universities to compare gender with research attainment. The findings show that research attainment is slightly higher for male academics than for female.  Academic qualifications and rank are significantly associated with gender and, although there was no significant association between promotion time and gender, male academics have higher publishing rates in journals and proceedings of repute.  A high correlation also exists between gender and age, length of service and representation in management. More male faculty members are employed at top management positions, while the majority of female faculty members occupy middle management and entry levels. A policy of gender mainstreaming that would ensure gender balance in recruitment, training and research opportunities could provide a passage through which females gain greater access to positions hitherto dominated by their male counterparts.

Full text available as: http://www.codesria.org/Links/Publications/jhea2_06/oloruntoba-Ajayi.pdf

 


Document Title: Gender and research attainment in Nigerian agricultural universities
Journal: Journal of Higher Education in Africa
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
No. of Pages: 83-98


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Staff
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Gender Equality, Academic Staff, Research, Gender Distribution, Nigeria, Agriculture, Universities, Publication Productivity, Promotion of Staff, Training


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Date Added:10 April 2008


Oloruntoba, Abayomi; Ajayi, Michael Tunde (2006). Gender and research attainment in Nigerian agricultural universities, Journal of Higher Education in Africa 4(2): 83-98

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