Tag Archives: Social Learning

Gender And Violence against Women in Nigeria: A Socio-Psychological Perspectives (Published)

Socially division of human being into male or female is gender. Therefore, gender is about men and women. Unfortunately, gender differentiation is very common in a patriarchal set up where one group of people feels superior while the other is deemed inferior, anatomically weak and subordinate. However, the term itself is quite controversial, especially among peace and conflict managers. This paper therefore, examines gender issues and violence, such as sexual harassment, forceful marriage, women genital mutilation, trafficking in women, physical torture, discriminating, etc., against women in Nigeria in general and particularly Akwa Ibom State. The study adopted qualitative research and documentary method of data collection. Its revealed that, their families and friends may be affected in the case of intimate partner violence, there is increasing evidence of the negative impact on children of exposure to violence in the family. Society suffers economically, both in the use of resources and in the loss of productivity due to fear and injury. It recommended among others that government should organize workshops and seminars in both urban and rural areas. Also non-governmental organizations should make wider their sensitization projects to the rural areas through electronic and print media. to ensure that the awareness of violence against women permeates the grassroots, and endeavour to work with Ministry of Social Welfare and Woman Affairs.

Keywords: Domestic Violence, Gender, Personality Traits, Social Learning, Trafficking, Victimization

BARRIERS TO AND ENABLERS OF A WORKPLACE SUPPORT WEBSITE AMONG SMEs (Published)

This article will explore incentives, enablers and barriers to website use for SME managers. Specifically we results of a qualitative study examining interest levels in a web-resource developed by the authors and the reasons underpinning this; how such a website would be used (useful content, features and formats); extra or alternative support requirements; and attitudinal or behavioural change following use. We find some indication that individuals are not satisfied with existing, known resources and that content is hard to find and time consuming, text too small and layout not task focused (i.e. delivery presents barriers to use); all of which lowers confidence in resources and perceived self-efficacy for SMEs. Such barriers do not encourage engagement nor generate the type of trusted support reportedly wanted by SMEs in this pilot.

Keywords: Healthy Workplace, Online Resource, Perceived Self-Efficacy, Responsible Business Practice, Small and Medium Size Business (Smes) Engagement, Social Learning