Demographic and Family Related Barriers on Women Managers’ Career Development

Indra Devi Subramaniam, Tanusia Arumugam, Abu Baker Almintisir Abu Baker Akeel


The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of demographic variables and family related barriers on women managers’ career development in government–linked companies in Malaysia. A theoretical framework was developed based on review of literature and two main hypotheses and five sub-hypotheses were proposed to be tested. A correlation study was used in this study based on quantitative research approach. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. A sample of 466 of women managers collected from Malaysian government-linked companies. The results showed that job level, age, marital status, highest education qualification and family related barriers have significant relationship with women managers’ career development.

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