Factors Affecting Female Participation in Technical Education Programme: A Study of Delta State University, Abraka
Ayonmike, Chinyere Shirley Mrs.

This study examines the factors affecting female participation in undergraduate regular technical education programmes of Delta State University, Abraka. One hundred and fifty (150) undergraduate regular students 2012/2013 Session were selected from Technical Education Departments, DELSU, Abraka which comprise of one hundred and twenty (120) males and thirty (30) females. Four (4) research questions were asked and four (4) Null hypotheses were formulated. Questionnaire was used to collect data. The questionnaire was validated by the research supervisor. Using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Technique, a reliability co-efficient of 0.81 was obtained .Data were analysed using mean and standard deviation for research questions and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) for testing the hypotheses using F statistics at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed amongst others that, the factors which affects female participation in Regular Undergraduate Technical Education Programme of Delta State University, Abraka includes: government factors; school factors such as inadequate infrastructural facilities; societal factors. Also three (3) hypotheses (i.e Ho 1,3&4) were accepted while hypothesis 2 were rejected. It was recommended amongst others that, government, school administrators, parents, and the general public should improved female participation in TVET.

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