The efffect of glass ceiling on working women: a case study of nigeria

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Lawanson, O.I.
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University of Lagos Press, Akoka
This study set out to examine -some of the factors that are responsible for discrimination against Women in thework place in .Nigeria. Primary data in the form of questionnaire was adopted as the Methodology for carrying out the study. A total of 100 copies of questionnaire were administered randomly to men and women who were engaged in the labour force in Lagos City, a Metropolitan City in Nigeria. The results show that although there is little or no difference between the traits, abilities, education and motivation of managerial and professional men and women, few female executives get to senior and top· management positions. Secondly; the study found out that Nigerian women managers are young, highly educated, witty and with a modern outlook but their fuli potentials have not been fully realized because they are seriously constrained ·by limited access io productive resources. Fi-nally, Nigerianfemale executives of today suffer from lack of power; ·thls appears to be the most serious problem facing Nigerian women today. Based on the above findings, it is recommended that sensitization programmes at all levels of the hierarchy should be geared to refuting the myths surrounding . women s capabilities and dedication to work, improving managers' understanding of gender and family issues;
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Glass ceiling , Working women , Inequalities , Economics , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Business and economics::Economics
Lawanson, O.I. (2017). The efffect of glass ceiling on working women: a case study of nigeria. Unilag Journal of Politics, Vol.9(2).