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Examining the New Dimensions of Career Advancement of Women Employees

Sugandha Verma

Global Business Review, 2020, vol. 21, issue 3, 869-881

Abstract: Growth of career is becoming more important to an employee of the modern age. The assessment of career advancement (CA) provides such valuable information. It is quite relevant to mention that men and women employees follow different career paths. To a man his job is always important. However, a woman keeps her family on first priority and her employment on second priority. The review of available literature reveals that some studies have highlighted CA of women employees. Most of them are conceptual in nature and pursue the concept of the glass ceiling. Consequently, the research gap emerges as there is a lack of empirical work in this regard. Total absence about the measurement of CA of women employees in the Indian context amplifies this existing knowledge gap. Thus, this study tries to identify the new dimensions of CA and finally proposes a model for practical adoption. With the sample of 182 female bank employees from Uttarakhand state, exploratory factor analysis (EFA) ultimately discovers three dimensions of CA, namely future aspirations (FA), present satisfaction and career orientation (CO). Cronbach’s alpha values report high reliabilities for these dimensions and the CA instrument as a whole. In the end, conclusion, limitations and future research agenda have also been discussed.

Keywords: Banking sector; career advancement; exploratory factor analysis; measurement; women employees (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1177/0972150918780757

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