Vol. 3, Issue 9 (2016)
Gender assessment and its effect on career advancement: A study of college teachers
Author(s): Dr. Prabha Vig, Veena Kumari Shakya
Abstract: This comparative study examines the issue of gender to explore career advancement of teachers working in degree colleges of Punjab. The purpose of the study was to examine career advancement of male and female college teachers separately. Quantitative approach was adopted by using self-made questionnaire as a tool to conduct the study among 150 male and 150 female teachers working in degree colleges of Punjab as sample representatives. The findings of the study inferred that women contributed towards career advancement by supporting variables like; Job Knowledge and Career Experience, Support and Guidance from Mentor, Gender Equity and Motivation whereas males understood their career advancement only in terms of Intention towards Work. This led us to conclude that women perceived their career advancement as; increased Job Knowledge and Career Experience, Support and Guidance from Mentor, Gender Equity and Motivation whereas males inferred their career advancement as on increased and significant Intention towards Work. It is pre-assumed that the undertaken study will contribute towards social change for teachers as professionals by empowering and imparting awareness to them for future career advancement. It is understood that further males and females will understand the importance of career advancement which in turn will help them to create a work environment which can help them to grow professionally.