Glass Ceiling Factors, Job Satisfaction and Job Switching Decisions of Female Employees in Private Sector Enterprises of Bangladesh

The Business Review Vol. 5, 2016

Posted: 21 Aug 2018

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Abdul Kader Nazmul

American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB) - Departrnent of Management and HRM

Nazrul Islam

Canadian University of Bangladesh

Md. Mahmudul Alam

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

The Glass ceiling is an important barrier in the developing world like Bangladesh. But there are few studies on the private sector businesses of Bangladesh in this regard. Hence, this study aims to determine the influence of glass ceiling factors on the job satisfaction and job switching decisions of female employees ii the private sector business o/ Bangladesh. This study was concluded by using a structured questionnaire on 177 female employees from the private sector industries such as, banking and telecommunication sectors of Bangladesh. The data were collected using random sampling techniques. The study used Ordered Logit and Binary Logit Regression techniques. This study found that female employees working in banking sector hold more job satisfaction than those of the telecommunication sector. This study also found that glass ceiling related variables has no significant relationship with the job satisfaction of female employees, but there are overall glass ceiling factors that have statistically significant influences on their decisions about changing the existing jobs of women employees. The glass ceiling factors are concerned with the discrimination: by any male colleague. to move to higher management position, /or promotion, and in job security, and switching to better jobs. Some other glass ceiling factors also show a statistically significant relationship with not willing to change job. These are: the married women or the women who like-to be isolated in the workplace, or those who haw a good network and understanding within the organization. In order to improve the situation, several initiatives need to be taken in the organization like awareness building, standard and ethical human resource practices, strict policies for discriminatory attitudes and behavior, etc.

Suggested Citation

Nazmul, Abdul Kader and Islam, Nazrul and Alam, Md. Mahmudul, Glass Ceiling Factors, Job Satisfaction and Job Switching Decisions of Female Employees in Private Sector Enterprises of Bangladesh (2016). The Business Review Vol. 5, 2016 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3203273

Abdul Kader Nazmul

American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB) - Departrnent of Management and HRM

Bangladesh

Nazrul Islam (Contact Author)

Canadian University of Bangladesh ( email )

House 99, Road 11, Block C, Banani,
Dhaka, 1213
Bangladesh
8801716370643 (Phone)
880258952047 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cub.edu.bd

Md. Mahmudul Alam

Universiti Utara Malaysia ( email )

Sintok, Kedah
Malaysia

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