Women community self help projects and socio economic well being of rural dwellers in A kpabuyo local government area of cross river state, Nigeria.

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Cobham, Glory Efiok, Assoc. Prof Festus Nkpoyen, Assoc. Prof Felix Ojong, Dr. Beauty Usoroh Kenneth, Dr. Francis Abul Uyang, Dr. Bassey Anam


The major objective of the study was to investigate women community self-help projects and economic empowerment for wellbeing of rural dwellers in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined how women involvement in agriculture, education and cooperative societies relate to economic empowerment. The functionalist theoretical framework was adopted. The research design was survey and the study area was Akpabuyo Local Government Area. The study elicited data from 400 respondents using the multi-stage sampling procedure. This sample size was determined through the use of Tara Yamene’s (1967) sample size determination formula. Data were obtained through use of questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient. Findings revealed that a significant relationship exists between women community self-help projects in area of agriculture, Education and cooperative societies and economic empowerment for well-being of rural dwellers. The study concluded that women involvement in self-help projects is vital to enhanced well-being of rural dwellers. It was recommended that women should see their participation in community self-help project as their significant contributions to rural community socio-economic well-being.

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