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University of Nairobi (2017)

Determinants of women participation in community development projects. A case of Mombasa county, Kenya

Ndambiri, Angeline Muthoni

Titre : Determinants of women participation in community development projects. A case of Mombasa county, Kenya

Auteur : Ndambiri, Angeline Muthoni

Université de soutenance : University of Nairobi

Grade : Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management 2017

Résumé
The purpose of the study was to investigate determinants that influence women participation levels in community development projects the case of Kisauni sub-county, Kenya. The specific objectives were to determine the influence of social-cultural factor ; political factors ; education level factor and media on women participation in community projects. The study was organized into five main chapters. Chapter one covered the background to the study, statement of the problem, purpose of the study, objectives of the research, research questions, research hypotheses, significance of the study, assumptions of the study, limitation of the study, delimitation of the study, definition of terms and organization of the study. Chapter two presented the views of what other scholars have advanced about the subject matter of the study. This included the introduction, the theoretical review, discussion of themes (independent variables), conceptual framework of the study and summary of the literature review. Chapter three described the research methodology outlining research design, target population, sample size and sampling procedure, methods of data collection, validity of the instrument, reliability of instrument, method of data analysis and ethical consideration of the study. A descriptive research design was applied for this study. Primary data was collected by use of questionnaires and statistically analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 24. The study findings concluded that women participation in community projects was positively correlated to socio-cultural factors ; that women participation in community projects was positively to education factor ; that women participation in community projects was positively to media factor and that women participation in community projects was positively to political factor. The study recommended among others the need for awareness to sensitize women on their valuable contribution to community project development participation. The study suggested the need for more studies to be done in different sub counties and counties of Kenya so as to check on consistency of results.

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