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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Social, Human Science and Engineering
Title An empirical study of gender discrimination and employee performance among academic staff of government universities in Lagos State, Nigeria
Author(s)
Volume 8
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 101-108
URL http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/3712/1/London Jan 2014 Conference Published Paper.pdf
Abstract
Research has shown that a recruitment policy devoid
of gender discrimination enhances employee performance in an
organization. Previous studies in Nigeria show that gender
discrimination against men and women based on their ethnic,
religious and geographical identity is common. This survey, however,
focuses on discrimination against women on the basis of gender and
performance in government universities in Lagos State, Nigeria. The
model used for this study was developed and tested in which one
hundred and eighty seven copies of the questionnaire that were
administered to respondents as completed by the academic staff of
government universities in Lagos State were retrieved. Pearson
correlation and regression were utilized for the analysis of the study,
and the result showed that managerial roles based on gender
discrimination against women in government universities in Lagos
State have affected employee job performance negatively. The study
concludes that for as long as gender discrimination rather than merit
remains the basis for staff employment into positions of authority in
Nigerian Universities, enhanced performance is more likely to elude
employees and the educational sector in general.

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