STUDY OF CAREER PROGRESSION OF WOMEN BANKERS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY IN GALLE DISTRICT PRIVATE SECTOR BANKS IN SRI LANKA.

Author's Name: Gunasekara VM
Subject Area: Social Science and Humanities
Subject Management
Section Research Paper

Keyword:

Career Progression, Childcare Responsibilities, Elderly care Responsibilities, Spousal Support, Domestic Chores


Abstract

As every other employee in the workplace female employees are also wish to develop their career due to many reasons. Literature proves that sue to self-interest, status in the society as well as to acquire high monetary benefits and rewards, women are also like to develop their career. Still Sri Lanka is a developing eastern country so people in the society accepting that women should play major role in their family as a wife, mother and daughter. In Sri Lankan service sector banking service plays a major role and the quality of the service is highly depend on the quality of the workforce available in the service sector. As there are many women banking professionals in the banking sector, to move upward in the career ladder while balancing the family responsibilities and work responsibilities has become a very difficult task due to many reasons. For the study 100 women bankers from Galle district Sampath Bank PLc, NDB Bank PLC, Seylan Bank PLC and Union Bank PLC was drawn from a population of employees at private sector banks in Sri Lanka. A self-completion questionnaire is administered to gather relevant data from the participants. Descriptive statistical measures are used to analysis the data by using SPSS 16.0 package. According to the research findings it can be concluded that women bankers in the Galle district private banks have moderate level of awareness about the career, career progression satisfaction and career progression motivation. Also through this study it has found out that childcare responsibilities, eldercare responsibilities and domestic chores responsibilities of women bankers in Galle district private banks have no significant relationship with their career progression while spousal support is positively affected to the career progression of the women bankers in Galle district private banks.

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