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Juggling between family and career: A study of women accountants in Malaysian public sector


Abdul Majid, Abdul Halim and Jamaluddin, Noor Asma and Abdul Malek, Mazlindawati and Muzni, Farhah (2013) Juggling between family and career: A study of women accountants in Malaysian public sector. In: International Conference on Asean Women (ICAW2013), 10th-12th December 2013, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Women involvements in professional jobs do not release them from responsibility to their family. Regardless of their positions and superiority at workplace, women still need to carry out duties as wives and mothers at home respectively.This scenario seems to indicate that women confront greater challenges in their daily life as compared to their male counterparts.Moreover, playing multiple roles con-currently can lead to greater inter-role conflict amongst working women.Thus, this present paper investigated the issue of social support and its role in relation to reducing inter-role conflict among women accountants who serve in Malaysian public sector. The distribution of questionnaires to women accountants was purposely done in gathering their views about the issue.A total of 75 samples were used for the analysis.Interestingly, the result shows that 77.3 percent of those respondents indicated that social supports have reduced their inter-role conflict. Findings are discussed in terms of existing research and recommendations in managing challenges related to the inter-role conflict borne by women are suggested.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: E-ISBN: 978-967-111113-4-5 Organized By: Northern Corridor Research Centre, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Pusat Studi Wanita Universiti Islam Bandung & School Of Government Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Majid
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 07:24
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2016 07:24
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/18533

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