Strategies for Coping with Economic Recession: A Case Study of Female Lecturers in University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

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Published by Home Economics Research Association of Nigeria. (HERAN)


Abstract This study explored strategies for coping with economic recession adopted by female lecturers in university of Ilorin, Nigeria. It was a survey. The population consisted of 367 female lecturers, out of which 200 lecturers were sampled for the study through multi-stage sampling technique. Questionnaire was used for data collection. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics while ANOVA was used to test hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Findings reveal that there is no significant difference in the mean responses on academic activities related coping strategies, as well as agricultural production related coping strategies adopted for surviving economic recession by female lecturers in university of Ilorin based on faculties. It was recommended among others that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASU) in universities of Ilorin should organize seminar to promote planning and budgeting among the university lecturers and families also female lecturers in university of Ilorin should be encouraged to employ home gardening and agricultural strategies. Families should also be encouraging to embark on additional income such as baby siting, analysis for both students and staff and by adopting to the new lifestyle.



Economic Recession,, Survivals Strategies,, Coping, Female