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FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR GLASS CEILING IN PUBLIC SECTOR OF PUNJAB, PAKISTAN :( AN EXPLORATORY STUDY CONDUCTED IN PUNJAB, PAKISTAN)

Moazzama Naseer, Yasir Nawaz Manj, farah riaz, amna afzal

Abstract


The aim of this study is to present broad issue of gender phenomena and to provide different definitions. Special focus is given to those barriers which are creating hurdles for women advancement and achievement in their career. Cross Sectional study was conducted and quantitative approach was used in the study. A sample of 300 respondents was taken from 2 districts of two of Punjab, Rawalpindi and Sargodha. Data was collected from males and females employees through multistage sampling techniques. The major objective of the study was to explore the difficulties that stunts women’s progression to the hierarchy and to propose feasible suggestions as how human resource professionals and organizations can address this issue. The study has found that 62.7 percent women who are doing jobs in public sector of Punjab province were facing Glass ceiling. 70 percent of the respondents have the view that beyond a point woman cannot grow in the organization. 85.7 percent of the respondents were agreed that gender discrimination and stereotypes down grade the abilities of women. Breaking the glass ceiling requires a major commitment on the part of organizations to take action in promoting and advancing people regardless of their gender or ethnicity.

Keywords: Glass Ceiling, Gender discrimination, Gender stereotypes, working women, Women’s progression


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