Exploring the Relationship Between Mentoring, Work-Family Conflict and Career Progression Among Women
Keywords:Mentoring, Work-family conflict, Career progression
The present study explored the relationship between mentoring, work-family conflict and career progression among 200 women working in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, who served as participants in the study. Data were collected using mentoring scale, work-family conflict scale and career progression scale. Two hypotheses were tested in the study. The results of the Pearson Product Moment Correlation analyses showed that there was a significant relationship between mentoring, work family conflict and career progression thereby refuting the hypotheses. The result also showed that mentoring had a positive relationship while work-family conflict had a negative relationship. This implies that as mentoring is increasing among women, their career progression is increasing while as work-family conflict is increasing, career progression is reducing. Hence it is recommended that organizational managers and employers should encourage female employees to always seek mentoring as a means of increasing their tendency to progress in their career and also women should try as much as they can to reduce the rate of the occurrence of work-family conflict in other to increase their likelihood of progressing in their career.