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Gender apartheid: The challenges of breaking into "man's world".

Adisa, T.A., Gbadamosi, G. and Adekoya, O.D., 2021. Gender apartheid: The challenges of breaking into "man's world". Gender, Work and Organization, 28 (6), 2216-2234.

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DOI: 10.1111/gwao.12736


Drawing on feminist/gender theory and the notion that women self-allocate to occupations with which they identify, this study examines the challenges confronted by women working in male-dominated occupations in a highly patriarchal setting. The findings reveal that women working in ‘male-typed’ occupations in Nigeria are ‘lone wolves’ in a marginal revolution. They experience social ostracism, impaired spousal relationships, and a lack of support from friends and family. Furthermore, the entrenchment of patriarchal culture, the requirement of physical strength, and the lack of trust on the part of clients pose significant barriers to their success in male-dominated professions. These problems further breed and reinforce occupational gender segregation. The prospects of reducing occupational gender segregation and the underrepresentation of women in ‘male-typed’ occupations appear slim due to cultural beliefs and the patriarchal orientation in the study context.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:discrimination ; gender ; Nigeria ; occupational segregation ; patriarchy
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:35876
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:06 Aug 2021 15:43
Last Modified:23 Jul 2023 01:08


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