Gender Inequality in the Hospitality Industry: Issues and Challenges. A case study of selected hotels in Ondo State in Nigeria.



The objective of this study is to examine if gender bias exists in the Nigerian hospitality outlets to determine the extent, causes and solution. The researchers adopted a survey and descriptive techniques approach for the study. A sample of eight hotels all in Ondo State, Nigeria was used for the study. Yaro Yamnen formula was adopted to get the sample size of 229. This sample was used to check if gender inequality exists in the Nigeria hospitality industry. The extent of gender inequality in the Nigeria hospitality industry is high and this is in favour of the male hospitality professionals. Finally, discrimination in employment pressure and nature of work are the major causes of gender inequality in Nigerian hospitality industry.

Keywords: Gender inequality, Hospitality industry, female professional and male professional.

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