n Journal of Educational Studies - Search for academic achievements of married women in higher education : evidence from Nigeria

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-7456



The aim of this research was to examine how women who are studying at higher education institutions cope, in terms of how they achieve academically. The researcher used a mixed-method research approach and as well leaned on the expanded achievement attribution model as theoretical framework. Purposive sampling of twelve women students from a College of Education was considered. Examination results and interview protocol from an interview was used as data collection instruments. Findings indicate that women are more concerned about obtaining a higher education qualification than their level of academic performance. Also, is the revelation that academic achievements of women are linked to marital status on account of emphasis participants place on cultural values in relation to societal expectations. Besides, academic practices and achievements of participants vary according to the kind of support they receive.

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