Impediments to women accountants' career progression in Malaysia / Zubaidah Zainal Abidin, Frances Penafort Ponnu and Marzlin Marzuki

Zainal Abidin, Zubaidah and Frances, Penafort Ponnu and Marzuki, Marzlin (2006) Impediments to women accountants' career progression in Malaysia / Zubaidah Zainal Abidin, Frances Penafort Ponnu and Marzlin Marzuki. Social and Management Research Journal, 3 (2). pp. 57-70. ISSN 1675-7017

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Abstract

This study examines women in the accounting profession, their perceptions of their own career barriers in their organization, and identifies possible reasons why they leave their organizations and ways to retain them. Seven measurable constructs were established: exclusionary environment;family responsibility; workplace benefit; job jlexibility; corporate policies; job stress; and job demand. A multiple regression analysis is used to explain the effects ofwomen accountant s perception of impediments on career progression. Except for elements ofjob stress, where they appear significant in isolation with career progression, most of the findings disclosed no correlations with career advancement ofwomen accountant. Incidentally, marital status is significantly positively related to career progression. The reasons for leaving the organization indicated by the women accountants' are job demand, work family policy, gender discrimination and etc. Work-family policies such as child care and flexi-time are the most consistent benefits quotedby respondents that will enhance retention of employees.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Zainal Abidin, Zubaidahdrzubaidah@salam.uitm.edu.my
Frances, Penafort PonnuUNSPECIFIED
Marzuki, MarzlinUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: ?? HF5381-5386 ??
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Accounting. Bookkeeping > Accountants
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Accounting. Bookkeeping > Managerial accounting > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Women. Feminism
Divisions: Institute of Research, Development and Commercialization (IRDC)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 57-70
Item ID: 13016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Female accountants, career, impeding barriers.
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 02:37
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/13016

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