Mohammed Aishatu Zangina, Abu Aisha Gidado, Isiguzo Valentina


This survey was carried out to determine the influence of family-related challenges of working-class married women in Federal University Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria. The study has five specific objectives and five research questions. The population of the study was 120. Stratified and purposive sampling methods were used to choose 40 respondents from each of the 4 Faculty of Federal University Gashu’a Yobe State (Art, Agriculture, Management and Social Sciences, Science) given a total of 120 respondents. The women were served with structured questionnaire containing the variables under study.  The instrument was pilot tested and descriptive statistics was employed as method of data analysis. The 120 respondents, majority strongly agreed that family were complaint of not satisfy one needs. However, regard the children, highest number of respondent strongly agreed that children complained of care from others than their mother, absent at home, cook less at home and arrived home late.  In regard to effects of office on family responsibilities, Majority of the respondents agreed that women had difficulties in meeting family responsibilities. . From these findings it can be concluded that working class married women find it difficult to balance family and office work responsibilities, reduction of working hours among other things was suggested in order to ameliorate the challenges.


Family related challenges, Married women, working class, Federal University Gashu’a.

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