PERCEIVED EFFECT OF INSECURITY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN NIGERIA

Authors

  • Salami Afolabi University of Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Keywords:

Armed banditry, Kidnapping, performance, Women entrepreneurs

Abstract

This study investigates the impact of security challenges, mainly armed banditry and kidnapping,
on women’s entrepreneurship performance in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Employing a crosssectional survey research design, data was collected from 1800 women entrepreneurs through
structured questionnaires. Statistical analyses, including hypothesis testing and effect size
calculations, were conducted to examine the relationships between armed banditry, kidnapping,
and women entrepreneurship performance. The results reveal significant negative effects of both
armed banditry and kidnapping on women’s entrepreneurship performance, indicating the
detrimental influence of security threats on entrepreneurial activities. The findings underscore the
urgent need for targeted security interventions and strengthened support programs tailored to the
specific needs of women entrepreneurs to mitigate these challenges and foster a conducive
environment for entrepreneurial growth and development in Nigeria.

Author Biography

Salami Afolabi, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Clinton School of Public Service

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Published

2024-06-10

How to Cite

Afolabi, S. (2024). PERCEIVED EFFECT OF INSECURITY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN NIGERIA. FUW-International Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 9(2). Retrieved from https://fuw-ijmss.com.ng/index.php/fijmss/article/view/100