The imperative of training for women economic empowerment-statistical evidence from Indonesia

Ardieansyah, Abd. Hair Awang, M. Y. Rozman, Amiah @ Amriah Buang

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The vital role of training in any economic empowerment programme cannot be overemphasized. While this is particularly felt to be true in the case of developing societies, a more scientific substantiation would certainly add value to this assertion. This paper presents a statistical analysis of the impact of a training programme designed to economically empower disadvantaged women in Dumai, Indonesia. The case in point was a government initiated tailoring training workshop involving 115 women participants. A questionnaire survey was conducted and logistic regression techniques were applied to determine significant factors that influenced the post-training utilisation of the participants' tailoring skills and income generation. The results showed that with respect to the post-training skill utilisation only the cognitive factor was the significant predictor variable. By contrast, the cognitive and affective factors, as well as previous training and ownership of production equipments were the significant predictor variables of the participants' post-training income generation. In conclusion, while there is no denying that future training programmes need to be holistic for the economic empowerment of women in developing countries to be effective, they would do well to focus on the cognitive enhancement aspects first and foremost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume13
Issue number13 SPECIAL ISSUE
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Income generation
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Training impact
  • Women empowerment

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The imperative of training for women economic empowerment-statistical evidence from Indonesia. / Ardieansyah, ; Awang, Abd. Hair; Rozman, M. Y.; Buang, Amiah @ Amriah.

In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 13, No. 13 SPECIAL ISSUE, 2011, p. 39-45.

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