International Journal of Advances in Management and Economics (IJAME)

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TitleEffects of Social Cultural Beliefs on Women Career Progression in Kenya’s Civil Service
AuthorMN Kirai
AbstractPurpose: The study seeks to investigate the effect of social cultural beliefs on women career progression in Kenya’s civil service. Methodology: data was obtained through a descriptive survey involving 324 women in middle and senior management in selected government ministries a structured questionnaire with likert scale questions was used to collect data from the respondents. An interview was also conducted with the human resource managers. The study used the feminist theory to explain the status and experience of women) in organizations across organizational structure. Findings: the study revealed that Cultural barriers are among the most difficult to remove, as they are often subtly enforced by both men and women. They are seen as immutable Limitations: the study was conducted in a few ministries in the civil service and therefore cannot be generalised in other institutions in the public and private sectors. Practical implications: provides evidence on the effect of social cultural beliefs and offers recommendations on what the society as well as individuals can do to change their perception on women in society. Originality: this is the first study of this nature conducted in Kenya focussing on the effects of social cultural beliefs on women career progress.
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