n Gender and Behaviour - The impact of personality traits on women's career advancement in the banking industry in Nigeria

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1596-9231



This paper first assesses if women's personality traits of ambition, masculinity, and adaptability are indirectly related to their managerial advancement through training and development and work hours. It then examines if personality traits influence the way in which women use training and development and work hour.

A survey was mailed to 1,346 women working in banks. The result shows that masculinity and adaptability are related to women's advancement through training and development. The results also indicate that personality trait can function as moderators, by showing that ambition weakens the positive effect of training and development on women's managerial advancement, and that masculinity and adaptability strengthen the relationship between work hours and managerial advancement. Implications for women and banks are discussed.

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