Impact of Work-Family Conflict on Career Advancement of Female Professionals in Commercial Banks of Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Document Type: Original Research


1 PhD Scholar and Lecturer Department of Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo state, Nigeria

2 Department of Management and Entrepreneurial Studies, Paul University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

3 Department of Transport Management, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria


This study examined the impact of work-family conflict on career advancement of female professionals in Commercial Banks of Ebonyi State, Nigeria.  This study adopted correlation survey design to test the relationship between the independent and dependent variables. The total population of study comprised of 84 female staff of the following organizations: First Bank, United Bank for Africa, Access Bank and Fidelity Bank. The target population of the study comprised of female workers of the selected organizations. The study hypothesis was statistically tested and analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Findings showed that, there exists a significant positive relationship between work-family conflict (family obligation) and career advancement of female professionals. The following recommendations are made; banks are advised to introduce career breaks to support women with family responsibilities balance work and family roles; organizations need to introduce flexible working environment to nursing mothers to enable them manage effectively family responsibilities and career roles.


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