Family Responsibilities and Career Progression of Women Bankers: An Empirical Study in Galle District Private Banks in Sri Lanka
Area of the Study
This study seeks to explore the impact of family responsibilities to the career progression of women bankers in Galle district private banks in Sri Lanka.
Problem of the Study
There is an empirical and knowledge gap in the Sri Lankan context on the impact of family responsibilities to the career progression of women bankers. The main objective of this research is to identify the impact of childcare responsibilities, spousal support, elderly care responsibilities and domestic chores to the career progression of women bankers in private sector banks in Sri Lanka.
Method of the study
The data were collected from a convenient sample of 100 women employees in private banks in Galle district. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire which consists of 35 items with five point likert scales. Data were analyzed using univariate analysis, correlation analysis and multivariate analysis with the SPSS 16.0 version.
Findings of the Study
It was found that family responsibilities have a negative relationship with the career progression of women bankers in private sector banks in Sri Lanka.
Conclusion of the Study
It was found 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.
Keywords: Career Progression, Childcare Responsibilities, Elderly care Responsibilities, Spousal Support, Domestic Chores