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Gender inequality at the work place among the non-teaching staff in Njoro Campus, Egerton University, Nakuru County, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Misoi, Sibia Bwoga
dc.date.issued 2015-11
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-04T13:13:36Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-04T13:13:36Z
dc.identifier.uri http://41.89.96.81:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1486
dc.description.abstract This study examined gender inequality at the work place among the non-teaching staff in Egerton University, Njoro. Gender inequality has been contentious globally. Gender segregation of labour has been identified in many countries including Kenya. The phenomenon of gender inequality among employees in public institutions has been attributed to existing barriers and obstacles. However, gender inequality among the non-teaching staff of Egerton University has not been investigated. Objective of this study were to evaluate factors hindering gender inequality at the work place among the non-teaching staff in public universities in Kenya especially Egerton University. This study was guided by the following specific objectives namely; to examine the causes of gender inequality among the non-teaching staff members of Egerton University and to examine gender differences in employment among non-teaching staff members of Egerton University and the difference in the way men and women perceive gender issues. The study was also guided by the Liberal feminism theory. A random sample of 100 persons, both male and female employees were selected and involved in this study since 100 are the minimum according to Kathuri and Palse 1993. The study utilized cross sectional design where data was collected using questionnaires administered to the selected respondents and supplemented by secondary sources of information. The unit of analysis was the individual university non-teaching staff. The data was processed and analysed using descriptive statistics with the aid of a Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The study found that there was gender inequality among non-teaching staff in middle management respondents also indicated that empowering male and female employees at work place in terms of job performance, personality, and self-motivation was likely to enhance equalities at the work place. The study found out that there were more men in the administration of the University than women and majority of women were secretaries and cleaners. The study concluded that there is gender inequality at the work place in Egerton University amongst the middle and lower cadre non teaching staff. The study recommends that women should be encouraged to venture into those fields which have been traditionally dominated by men, while men should be encouraged to venture in the fields that have traditionally been dominated by women for instant secretarial duties. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Egerton University en_US
dc.subject Gender inequality -- Work place en_US
dc.title Gender inequality at the work place among the non-teaching staff in Njoro Campus, Egerton University, Nakuru County, Kenya en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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