THE ROLE OF TELEVISION IN THE CAMPAIGN FOR WOMEN POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page – – – – – – – – – – i
Approval – – – – – – – – – – ii
Dedication – – – – – – – – – – iii
Acknowledgments – – – – – – – – iv
Table of contents – – – – – – – – v
Abstract – – – – – – – – – – vi

CHAPTER ONE
1.0 Introduction – – – – – – – – 1
1.1 Background of the study – – – – – – 1
1.2 Statement of research problem – – – – – 8
1.3 Objectives of the study – – – – – – – 11
1.4 Research questions – – – – – – – 11
1.5 Research hypotheses – – – – – – – 12
1.6 Significance of the study – – – – – – – 13
1.7 Definitions of terms – – – – – – – 14
1.7.1 Conceptual definition – – – – – – – 14
1.7.2 Operational definition – – – – – – – 15
1.8 Assumptions of the study – – – – – – 16
1.9 Limitations of the study – – – – – – 16

CHAPTER TWO
2.0 Literature Review – – – – – – – – 17
2.1 Source of the literature – – – – – – 18
2.2 The review of relevant literature – – – – – 18
2.2.1 Women in pre-colonial era in Nigeria – – – – 32
2.2.2 Early female politicians and their achievements – – 33
2.2.3 Factors affecting female participation in politics – – 35
2.2.4 Political awareness/participation – – – – – 37
2.3 Theoretical framework – – – – – – – 40
2.4 Summary of literature review – – – – – 42

CHAPTER THREE
3.0 Research design and methodology – – – – 44
3.1 Research design – – – – – – – – 44
3.2 Area of study – – – – – – – – 45
3.3 Population of the study – – – – – – 45
3.4 Research sample and sampling technique – – – 45
3.5 Instrument for data collection – – – – – 46
3.6 Validity of instrument – – – – – – – 46
3.7 Method of data collection – – – – – – 47
3.8 Method of data analysis – – – – – – 47

CHAPTER FOUR
4.0 Presentation and analysis of data – – – – 49
4.1 Data presentation and analysis – – – – – 49
4.2 Test of hypotheses – – – – – – – 59
4.3 Discussion of findings – – – – – – – 64

CHAPTER FIVE
5.0 Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations for further studies 66
5.1 Summary – – – – – – – – – 66
5.2 Conclusion – – – – – – – – – 66
5.3 Recommendations for further studies – – – – 68
References – – – – – – – – – – 71
Appendix “A” – – – – – – – – 75
Appendix “B” – – – – – – – – – 76

Abstract

In recent time, women empowerment has been a dream yet to be achieved and realized. The low rate of female participation in politics compared to that of their male counter-parts in Nigeria create a need to examine the situation in this study. “The role of television in the campaign for women political empowerment”. The choice of the subject matter is informed by the empirical fact that women are to a large extent subject of discrimination, stereotype, subjugation and all forms of deprivation. A survey research method was employed in this study and questionnaires were used for data collection, then the hypotheses were tested using chi-square statistical tool procedure to draw my conclusion. The results reveal that television as a broadcast medium has positive impact in mobilizing women to participate in politics. Although, television is found wanting in fostering development for gender equality in politics. 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 strength and energy. In recommendation, suggestion of ways to stimulate female indulgence and participation was made by looking at practical examples from the pre-colonial era.