Authors: Remya Lathabhavan
Addresses: Department of Technology Management, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to study the relationship among the glass ceiling beliefs (denial, resilience, resignation and acceptance) with performance and turnover intention through work engagement. The authors conducted a cross-sectional survey among 420 women employees from banking sector in India and structural equation modelling (SEM) has been performed for the analysis. The findings of the study support the mediating role of work engagement between glass ceiling beliefs with performance and turnover intention. Denial and resilience related positively to work engagement and performance, and negatively to turnover intention. Resignation and acceptance related negatively to work engagement and performance, and positively to turnover intention. The study recommends further longitudinal studies in this area and exploration of more career aspects and industrial sectors for future studies. This study is the first to explain the relationship of glass ceiling beliefs with performance and turnover intention, and mediating role of work engagement.
Keywords: glass ceiling beliefs; work engagement; performance; turnover intention; women's career barriers; mediation.
International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, 2019 Vol.5 No.4, pp.304 - 321
Received: 15 Feb 2019
Accepted: 12 Nov 2019
Published online: 06 May 2020 *