Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Role of Women in Sustainable Development in Jordan: The Post Development Agenda

Author(s): Fatema ali Kareem alzubaidi

Purpose: This study aims to examine women’s role in Jordan’s sustainable development based on their contributions in education, agriculture, workforce, and Global volunteering. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from women of varying demographic backgrounds in Jordan. Questionnaires were administered online to 450 women, out of which 326 were received; however, 314 responses were appropriately filled, considered the final sample. The study utilized the Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS), which is an “IBM SPSS Statistics module.” This was necessary to analyze the covariance structure models, including structural equation modeling (SEM). Findings: The results revealed that women’s role in education, workforce, and agriculture plays a significant role in Jordan’s sustainable development. In contrast, the findings revealed an insignificant impact of women’s role in volunteering activities on women’s sustainable development roles. Practical implication: It is expected that the findings of this study will provide significant insights to help government and the drivers of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) to plan measures to ensure that the skills of women are fully employed in all sectors of the economy as this would reflect a sense gender equality without which the 2030 SDGs cannot be actualized. Originality/value: This study is one of its kind to examine women’s role in sustainable development in Jordan.

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