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THE ROLE OF BROADCAST MEDIA IN MOBILIZING WOMEN FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

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ABSTRACT

The low rate of female participation in politics compared to that of their male counter parts in Nigeria creates a need to examine the situation in this study, The role of broadcast media in mobilizing women for political participation in Nigeria. This study examines the problems, first, defining the importance of women to participate in politics. The survey research method was employed in this study and questionnaires were used for data collection, then the hypotheses were tested using chi-square statistical procedure to reach a definite conclusion. The results reflect that broadcast media have positive impact in mobilizing women to participate in politics. In summary, broadcast media is found wanting in fostering development for gender equality in politics. In recommendations, suggestion of ways to stimulate female participation was made by looking at practical examples of how this was done in the precolonial era. Finally, in conclusion, the study emphasizes that no sex or gender is more important than the other because in politics, intellectual ability counts more than physical energy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page i
Approval page ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgements v
Table of contents vi
Abstract ix
CHAPTER ONE
1.0INTRODUCTION
1.1Background of the Study 1
1.2 Statement of Research Problem 1
1.3Objectives of the Study6
1.4Significance of the Study8
1.5Research Questions11
1.6Research Hypotheses12
1.7Definition of Terms15
1.8Assumptions of the Study16
1.9Limitations of the Study17
References18
CHAPTER TWO
2.0LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1Sources of Literature18
2.2The Review of Relevant Literature 18
2.2.1Women in pre-colonial Era in Nigeria 19
2.2.2 Discussions on Gender and Politics 23
2.2.3 Early Female Politicians and their Achievements 24
2.2.4Factors Affecting Female Participation in Politics 26
2.2.5Attitude of Broadcast Media to Nigerian Women 29
2.2.6 Attitude of Nigerian Women to Broadcast Media 32
2.3Theoretical Frame Work 35
2.4Summary of Literature Review 37
References 39
CHAPTER THREE
3.0RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY 41
3.1Research Design 41
3.2Area of Study 41
3.3Population of the Study 42
3.4Research Sample and Sampling Technique 42
3.5Instrument for Data Collection 43
3.6Validity of Instrument43
3.7Method of Data Collection44
3.8Method of Data Analysis44
References 45
CHAPTER FOUR 46
4.0PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA
4.1 Data Presentation and Analysis 46
4.2Test of Hypotheses57
4.3Discussion of Findings62
References64
CHAPTER FIVE
5.0Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations for Further Studies 65
5.1Summary 65
5.2Conclusion 65
5.3Recommendation for Further Studies 69
References 70
Bibliography 72
Appendix A76
Appendix B77

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