Influence of Women Empowerment on Community Development in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State, Nigeria

Olufemi Onweazu Okoji, Abdullahi Amidat


This paper examines the influence of women empowerment on community
development. The study was conducted in Metropolis, Kwara state in
Nigeria. The population for this study comprised of all women in Ilorin
Metropolis. A total of 300 women were sampled using simple random
sampling technique. Questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.85
was used for data collection while the data collected were analyzed
using inferential statistics of a linear multiple regression to test the
hypothesis postulated at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed
that, the combination of the independent variables significantly predicted
the dependent variable (F(3, 296) = 9.370, p<0.05). It was recommended
in this study that government and non-government organizations should
periodically empower women through the provision of financial assistants
and health facilities.
Keywords: community development., healthy living, human capital,
participation, women empowermen

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