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A multiple case-study of role conflicts among Malaysian and Nigerian married female primary school teachers

Abdul Faragai, Lawal (2018) A multiple case-study of role conflicts among Malaysian and Nigerian married female primary school teachers. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The general objective of this study is to investigate a multiple case-study of role conflict among Malaysian and Nigerian female primary school teachers. Even though it is the background of education of our younger generation, however, there is still a dearth of research on role conflicts among female primary school teachers. Hence, this reason stimulates the researcher to conduct a study through the following objectives; to explore the kinds of role conflicts that female primary teachers in Malaysia and Nigeria are experiencing, to identify the factors of home and working conditions that contribute to roles conflicts, to find out the challenges that female teachers face when performing their dual roles, and to find out possible coping strategies of dual- role conflicts among married female primary school teachers.As a qualitative research, eight (8) participants were interviewed. Those participants include four Malaysian married female primary school teachers Malaysian Female Primary School Teacher (MAFEPST) and four Nigerian married female primary school teachers Nigerian Female Primary School Teacher (NIFEPTS), where purposeful sampling and snowball was implemented. Theory of work-family conflict by Greenhaus and Beutell (1980) was used, (i.e., Time-Based Conflict, Strain-Based Conflict, and Behavior-Based Conflict). The Nvivo software data analysis was used in this research, where coding and thematic analysis was also used for presentation and interpretation of the research data. The result of the study has confirmed that MAFEPST and NIFEPST experience role conflict at home and in their workplace. Furthermore, coping strategies for dual role conflicts were identified. This study is very significant to the primary school teachers especially the female teachers, their husbands, school head teachers, the ministry of education, and researchers. The findings provide insights on the global challenges in the teaching profession in line with UNESCO agenda to transform formal Education.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Mohd Yusof, Fahainis
Item ID: 8708
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multiple Case-Study, Role conflicts, female primary school teachers, Malaysia, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 02:40
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 02:40
Department: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Name: Mohd Yusof, Fahainis
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8708

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