This study assessed the influence of occupational roles and household tasks on Home Economics female lecturers‘ performance in Colleges of Education, North-West, Nigeria. Six (6) objectives, six (6) research questions and five (5) null hypotheses were raised for the study. Descriptive survey design was used for the study with a population of one hundred and nine (109) Home Economics Female lecturers from ten (10) Colleges of Education, North-West, Nigeria. Purposive sampling techniques was adopted for the study. Self developed questionnaire modified on a four (4) point rating scale was used to collect data from respondents. Data collected were described using descriptive and inferential statistics. Bio data components and time spent at work were described using frequency and percentages. While rating scale components were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer research questions 1-6. Simple linear regression statistical tool was used to test the five (5) null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.
All the five (5) null hypotheses tested were rejected. The findings of the study revealed that the aggregate mean score of the research questions on occupational roles, household tasks, work schedule and coping strategies were above the agreement mean of 2.5 implying that they influence performance at home and workplace. While challenges faced by Home Economics female lecturers was below 2.5 signifying lack of influence on performance. The five (5) rejected null hypotheses revealed that they significantly influence Home Economics female lecturers‘ performance in Colleges of Education, North-West, Nigeria. It was concluded that Home–Economics female lecturers‘ performance in the study area was influenced by their occupational roles and household tasks among others. It was therefore recommended that workshops and seminars be organized by Home Economics Heads of Department and other Home Economists at departmental, school and College level so as to create awareness to
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better performance at home and workplace. Home Economics female lecturers should delegate household tasks like cleaning, washing, cooking and child care to family members or househelps, as well as make use of labour saving devices to help influence better performance at work.
ASSESSMENT OF THE INFLUENCE OF OCCUPATIONAL ROLES AND HOUSEHOLD TASKS ON HOME ECONOMICS FEMALE LECTURERS’ PERFORMANCE IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, NORTH-WEST, NIGERIA