Attitudinal Components of Women Entrepreneurs’ Work-Life Balance Perception in Nigeria

Olaoye Ismail Kayode, Kareem Yunoos Kobebije Adebayo, Braide Sonny Emmanuel

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This study examines the relationship between identified entrepreneurial attitudes and the feeling of Work-Life balance of women entrepreneurs in Nigeria. With the use of a modified combination of both the Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientation (EAO) scale and the work-life balance perception instrument administered on 328 women entrepreneurs across four states in South-Western Nigeria, it was discovered that women entrepreneurs generally have attitudes driven by needs for achievement, autonomy and affiliation. It was also discovered that Need for Autonomy Driven Attitude (NADA) has high, positive and significant correlations all the six role demand factors used (r = 0.213, p<0.01; r = 0.196, p<0.01; r = 0.129, p<0.05; r = 0.200, p<0.01; r = 0.151, p<0.01 and r = 0.176, p<0.01), while all the other attitudinal factors have significant relationships with one or more of the role factors. The study concludes that women entrepreneurs’ roles across domains are significantly related to their internalized attitude and   recommends that women self-help groups should be encouraged to adopt communal motherhood usually embedded in the extended family system among others.

 

This study examines the relationship between identified entrepreneurial attitudes and the feeling of Work-Life balance of women entrepreneurs in Nigeria. With the use of a modified combination of both the Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientation (EAO) scale and the work-life balance perception instrument administered on 328 women entrepreneurs across four states in South-Western Nigeria, it was discovered that women entrepreneurs generally have attitudes driven by needs for achievement, autonomy and affiliation. It was also discovered that Need for Autonomy Driven Attitude (NADA) has high, positive and significant correlations all the six role demand factors used (r = 0.213, p<0.01; r = 0.196, p<0.01; r = 0.129, p<0.05; r = 0.200, p<0.01; r = 0.151, p<0.01 and r = 0.176, p<0.01), while all the other attitudinal factors have significant relationships with one or more of the role factors. The study concludes that women entrepreneurs’ roles across domains are significantly related to their internalized attitude and   recommends that women self-help groups should be encouraged to adopt communal motherhood usually embedded in the extended family system among others.

 

Keywords:Women Entrepreneurs; Work-Life Balancing; Entrepreneurial Attitude; Nigeria

 


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Women Entrepreneurs; Work-Life Balancing; Entrepreneurial Attitude; Nigeria

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