An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Use of Information and Communication Technologies among Women for Social Empowerment in Muranga County, Kenya
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Masters Thesis | Information Technology | Kenya | Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021

An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Use of Information and Communication Technologies among Women for Social Empowerment in Muranga County, Kenya

Esther Mwangi

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been promoted as a tool for promoting social economic development. ICTs have played a major role in poverty eradication and empowerment of disadvantaged groups such as women and youth. ICT is a significant area of concern for women empowerment and the growth of developing countries like Kenya. This paper focuses on investigating the factors affecting the use of Information and communication technologies among women, and to assess the impact of the use of Information and communication technologies for social empowerment among women in Murang’a County. A descriptive research design was used in this study which involved 140 respondents selected through stratified random sampling. The study was conducted on women above 18 years of age, and data was collected through self-administered questionnaires. The study analyzed factors affecting the use of ICTs among women for social empowerment including: women ignorance of the existence of suitable information Communication Technologies, High level of illiteracy, Language barriers, inadequate time to use ICTs, and the high cost of ICTs. The study identified that these factors affect social empowerment of women in Murang’a County. The study recommends that women should be trained on effective use of ICTs and should be provided with resources such as funding and infrastructures

Keywords: Social empowerment, Information and communication technology, Women, Murang’a County

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021

Pages: 151 - 158

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Esther Mwangi, "An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Use of Information and Communication Technologies among Women for Social Empowerment in Muranga County, Kenya", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SR21121191906, Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021, 151 - 158

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