Title: The impact of gender difference between employees and their managers on employees' job satisfaction in Islamic banking sector in Kingdom of Bahrain

Authors: Abdulaziz Adel Hamad Al Jar; Sameh M. Reda Reyad

Addresses: Central Bank of Bahrain, Manama, King Faisal Highway Diplomatic Area Block 317, Road 1702, Building 96, Bahrain; Ahlia University, Manama, Bld 41, Rd 18, Al-Hoora 310, Gosi Complex, Exhibition Road, P.O. Box 10878, Bahrain ' Ahlia University, Manama, Bld 41, Rd 18, Al-Hoora 310, Gosi Complex, Exhibition Road, P.O. Box 10878, Bahrain

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of the gender difference between the employees and their managers on the employees' job satisfaction in Islamic banking sector in Bahrain. Total respondents for the questionnaire were 374. Results of this study were extracted using non-parametric Mann Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis tests; because employees' job satisfaction was not normally distributed among the respondents. The results of the study show a contradiction between the results of the managers' questionnaire and the result of employees' questionnaire. The emplyees of female managers are more satisfied than employees who work with male managers, but employees' questionnaire show that employees working with male managers are more satisfied than employees working with female managers. Also employees' questionnaire found that male employees are more satisfied when working with male managers, but the female employees are satisfied with male managers.

Keywords: gender difference; job satisfaction; Bahrain; Islamic banks; GCC.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBANK.2019.099618

International Journal of Electronic Banking, 2019 Vol.1 No.3, pp.256 - 282

Received: 04 Jun 2018
Accepted: 12 Dec 2018

Published online: 10 May 2019 *

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