Despite the important role that women generally play in development processes, they are disproportionally underrepresented in politics and leadership positions compared to men, as exemplified in the case of Nigeria. Using the Afrobarometer data of 2015, this study seeks to examine the socio-economic factors that predict women’s political participation in Nigeria. The study shows that education, religion, place of residence, party affiliation, and geo-political zone predict political participation. Based on the beta values generated from the multivariate linear regression analysis, post-secondary education, South-Eastern geo-political zone, and party affiliation are the most significant predictors of women’s political participation. The study particularly points to the impact of education, and the encouragement of women to become affiliated with political parties to make more influence in the Nigerian polity.
Dim, Emeka Eugene and Asomah, Joseph Yaw
Socio-demographic Predictors of Political participation among women in Nigeria: Insights from Afrobarometer 2015 Data.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 20(2), 91-105.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol20/iss2/7