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Role Conflict and Job Satisfaction of Women in Academics in Selected Universities in Osun State, Nigeria

Adelugba Oluwatoyin, Ogunbameru O. A


Several studies have investigated the effect of role conflict on job satisfaction but the results of these studies were inconclusive. This creates the need for a further study on how role conflict affects job satisfaction of women in academics in selected universities in Osun State. The study employed both primary and secondary sources of data collection. Data from questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (Chi-square) to obtain results. Also, data from interviews were analyzed using content analysis. The study concluded that women in academics experiences role conflict which influences their research activities, leads to reduction in paper writing and publication and result to stress, leading to a notable effect on their job satisfaction (work schedules, career progression, and rate of turnover). Institutions and governments have a responsibility to put policies into place that will enable all women in academics achieve a desirable work and family life balance.


Job Satisfaction, Nigeria, Role Conflict, University, Women in Academics

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