International Journal of Management, Accounting and Economics
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Volume 5, No. 12, December 2018 Pages: 966 - 985
Impact of Work-Family Conflict on Career Advancement of Female Professionals in Commercial Banks of Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Kelechi Enyinna Ugwu , Mary Kekeocha , Oluchi Ebere Chukwu
Corresponding author:
kelechi[dot]ugwu[at]futo[dot]edu[dot]ng
Abstract:
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.
Keywords:
Work-Family Conflict, Career Construction Theory, Family Obligation, Career Advancement, Job Rotation
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