Does Organizational Culture Affect the Perception Towards the Barriers of the Glass Ceiling?

Muruatetu, Ndunge (2011) Does Organizational Culture Affect the Perception Towards the Barriers of the Glass Ceiling? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Purpose : The purpose of this study was to examine the existence of the glass ceilling in Africa; and to investigate whether organizational culture affected the perception towards the barriers of the glass ceiling.

Design/Methodology : This research used a quatitative approach, based on a descriptive design. Data was gathered from surveys issued to employees at a Non-Governmental organization; with the participants based in the Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo offices.

Findings : Based on the analysis of the sample, the study found the existence of the glass ceiling. However no significant relationship was found between the organizational culture and the perception towards the glass ceiling. Also no significant differences were found in perception toward the glass ceiling between participants located in Sierra Leone and those located in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Implication of Findings : The results of the study suggest a great importance of organizational policies in unifying organizational cultures (even amidst national differences) and perceptions towards the glass ceiling. This has huge bearings on using organizational policies in shattering the glass ceiling.

Originality/value : Although there have been other studies in the field, few have focused on Africa - with hardly any carrying out a comparison of participants located in two different countries but working for the same organization.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2012 02:10
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 01:31

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