Market Women’s Perception of Child Labour at Batati Market in Bida, Nigeria
International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2019, Pages: 65-70
Received: Jul. 17, 2019;
Accepted: Aug. 12, 2019;
Published: Sep. 10, 2019
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Aliyu Mohammed, Physical and Health Education Department, Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Nigeria
Oyerinde Olufemi Oyesegun, Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
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The study explored market women’s perception of what constitutes child abuse and neglect in their daily interactions with their wards at Batati market. This main market in Bida was purposively selected and divided into five zones and using systematic sampling techniques, 40 shops owned by women were selected per zone. Two hundred women who consented participated in the study. One woman (owner or assistant) was interviewed per shop. A self-developed interview scheduled test for validity and reliability with correlation co-efficient result of 0.89 was used to collect data. Findings revealed that 65% and 60% had experienced street hawking and load carrying respectively during childhood. About 44.5% had stayed long hours in the market with their parents or relations. Majority (70%) perceived load carrying services by children, and using children as beggar assistants as child abuse while scolding, beating and starving children were perceived as training measures rather than abuse. While the study revealed some degree of awareness about some behaviours that constitute child abuse and neglect certain other behaviours were not regarded as such. Implications for educational programmes among women in urban centres were highlighted.
Batati, Bida, Child Labour, Market Women, Perception
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