Factors that affect Women Development in Organisations: A Study on the Ministry of Youth and Sports


  • Eric Mensah-Bonsu Valley View University, Accra Ghana


glass ceiling, personal factors, organizational factors, societal factors, career advancement


Women in the Ghanaian public service are disproportionately concentrated in lower management levels, where they face a glass ceiling that prevents them from progressing up the career ladder to top management. The glass ceiling elements that hinder women's career development in the Ghanaian public service are discussed in this research. The purpose of this research is to discover the elements that contribute to the glass ceiling and impede women's job progression. During the literature study, many components were found, including personal factors, organizational factors, and social issues. It also tries to determine which of the listed criteria has the most impact on women's professional progression possibilities. Data is gathered by distributing a questionnaire to a random sample of 180 individuals from various departments who are in middle and senior management positions. According to the findings of the study, sociocultural issues obstruct women's advancement in their jobs the most, although women's perceptions of themselves and management's perceptions of women achieving higher positions also play a role. Therefore, the study recommends that management of the various MMDAs in the public service should design policies that will enhance gender inclusiveness and improve women motivation to pick up certain roles with the public sector.


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Mensah-Bonsu, E. . (2022). Factors that affect Women Development in Organisations: A Study on the Ministry of Youth and Sports. ADRRI Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 19(1 (7), January 2022-March), 159-174. Retrieved from https://journals.adrri.org/index.php/adrrijass/article/view/843