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Participation and empowerment among self-help groups in Kano City


Ibrahim, Abdul-Aziz and Abu Samah, Asnarulkhadi and Saidu, Mohammed Bashir (2018) Participation and empowerment among self-help groups in Kano City. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 26 (them. June). pp. 95-108. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534


Self-Help Groups (SHGs) are local organisations that create avenues for grassroots participation at the community level in self-help activities. SGHs play an important role in helping people participate in community development activities that eventually lead to empowerment. In line with this, this paper examined the relationship between dimensions of participation and empowerment among SHG members in Kano City, Nigeria. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire from 400 respondents from four local government areas of Kano City. The descriptive analysis showed a high level of participation and empowerment among the respondents. Pearson correlation analysis revealed a significant positive relationship between the dimensions of participation and empowerment. This study supported previous literature on SHG sustainability. Practically, SHG activities have the potential to become a model for sustainable community development projects at the locality level.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Institute for Social Science Studies
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Notes: Thematic edition: Community, Youth, Entrepreneurship & Human Resource Development
Keywords: Community development; Empowerment; Nigeria; Participation; Self-help groups (SHGs)
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 07:00
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 07:00
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66261
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