Gender differences in careerist attitudes toward work of Nigerian managers

Sunday Samson Babalola (Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)
David E. Okurame (Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

The study examined gender differences in careerist attitudes toward work of Nigerian managers. Participants were 150 first‐line managers (75 males and 75 females) of four large industrial organisations in Lagos, Nigeria. Results revealed that male managers were significantly higher on careerist attitudes toward work compared to female managers. Independent t‐test analysis showed that marital status significantly in fluenced careerist attitudes toward work among women but did not play a significant role in the career istattitudes to ward work of men. The study concludes that gender enhances the use of careerist strategies in men but inhibits it in women. The implication of this finding for policy formulation and future studies were discussed.

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Citation

Samson Babalola, S. and Okurame, D.E. (2004), "Gender differences in careerist attitudes toward work of Nigerian managers", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 23 No. 6, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610150410787657

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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