GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE PRIZE MONEY OF SQUASH COMPETITIONS IN NIGERIA

H. K. Olorunsola, M. M. Mamudu, K. A. Aderonmu

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This study is aimed at investigating the differences between male and female winner’s prize money of squash competitions in Nigeria. Four major squash competitions that took place in Nigeria from 2014 to August, 2017 were used for the study. The competitions of interest are the Afren Open, 2014 (Ikoyi, Lagos), the 3RD PSPAN Open May, 2017 (APAPA Club, Lagos), the PSPAN Classics June, 2017 (Lagos Country Club, Lagos) and the Chamberlain Open August, 2017 (Lagos Country Club, Lagos). Finding from the study showed that there was a difference in prize money of male and female winners of N50, 000 amounting to 20% in the Afren Open, N50, 000 amounting to 26.4% in the PSPAN Classics and N431, 750 amounting to 52% difference in the Chamberlain Open. The study concluded that there was a gender gap of up to N531, 750 amounting to 36% difference in the winner’s prize money of squash competitions in Nigeria. The study recommended that sponsors should make deliberate efforts to narrow the gap in prize money between male and female winners in squash competitions taking place in Nigeria.

 

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v0i0.1982

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