Influence of Vocational Skills Training Programmes on Widowhood Practices In Nkanu West Local Government Area Of Enugu State, Nigeria

Ekpenyong David Oboqua, Mrs.Victoria Nneka Muoneme & Mrs. Muozoba Ifeoma D.


The study investigated vocational skill training programmes and widowhood practices in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. One null hypothesis was formulated and tested. The research design used was descriptive survey. The sample of the study comprised 133 widows selected from the study area using simple and accidental random sampling techniques. The instrument used for the study was a 20-item, modified four point Likert scale type questionnaire titled “Vocational Skills Training Questionnaire (USTPQ)” was used for data collection. The instrument was duly validated by experts and its reliability estimate was established at .78 using crobach Alpha reliability method. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) statistical technique was used to test the hypothesis at .05 Alpha level. The result shows that vocational skills training programmes have a positive significant influence on widowhood practices. Based on the result, recommendations were made, among others, that government should partner with non-governmental agencies and other stakeholders should encouraged women to develop more interest towards participating in various vocational skills training programmes in order to improve their welfare and sustain their livelihood.

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