The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
The Relationship Between Glass Ceiling and Women's Performance in the Banking Sector: An Empirical Study

Article Details
Pub. Date : October, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB11021
Author Name : Saloome Showkat
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 21



The existence of gender equality and equal opportunity is critical to the growth of the world's idealistic social structure. However, this fundamental impression is often compromised by the dominance of patriarchal beliefs and values, as reflected in the invisible barrier that restrains the growth and advancement of working women. The glass ceiling is an implied orientation followed by organizations that impede women from holding executive positions despite their qualifications, competence, and experience. Despite numerous social reforms and amendments to laws and regulations, initiatives to highlight women's underrepresentation in executive positions have been limited. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to determine the relationship between the glass ceiling and women's performance in the banking industry. The data was collected by stratified random sampling. A sample of 300 women working at the managerial level was selected. The study found evidence of glass ceiling in the banking sector and a moderate negative correlation between glass ceiling and work performance of women.


Global leaders from all over the world are expressing their concern for long-term sustainability (Barber, 2003). Similarly, pioneer institutions and organizations are taking initiatives towards sustainability as a part of their obligation towards corporate social responsibility (Mezinska et al., 2015). However, limited initiatives have been taken towards gender equality and women's autonomy which not only reflects the matter of social justice but also supports as an essential feature for sustainable development of world economies (Terjesen et al., 2009).

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