Title: Organisational politics and turnover intention: challenges faced by women in leadership positions

Authors: K.R. Sowmya; J. Krithika; K. Jagannathan

Addresses: College of Business and Administration, Kabridahar University, Ethiopia ' Department of Management Studies, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Management Studies, Kristu Jayanthi College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Holding leadership positions are not an exception to women off late. Women have started getting hold of the top-most positions across industries and across countries. However, it is not an easy journey that they go through which therefore influences their stay in the positions peacefully. The discussed leadership challenges in this study are organisational politics and turnover intention. Women find it tricky to handle these two issues and are found continuing to either live with these challenges or they leave the organisation and the leadership position for betterment in life. The researcher has chosen 120 respondents holding top positions from India for this study. Judgement or purposive sampling by non-probability method was used to choose the respondents. Their perception was studied and analysed using exploratory factor analysis, and Karl Pearson's Correlation. The factors influencing women perception of organisational politics was identified and summarised that women did work with turnover intention in their job however successful positions they were holding.

Keywords: organisational politics; turnover intention; women; leadership; challenges faced by women; leadership issues.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2023.127247

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2023 Vol.19 No.1/2, pp.110 - 120

Received: 16 Sep 2020
Accepted: 02 Dec 2020

Published online: 30 Nov 2022 *

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