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English Title: Characteristics of women in upper administration in private sector projects in Amman/Jordan
Author/Creator: El Kharouf, A.
Al Kdah, M.
Type of publication: Journal Article
Bibliographic reference: El Kharouf, A. & Al Kdah, M. 2005, ‘Characteristics of Women in Upper Administration in Private Sector Projects in Amman/Jordan’, Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences, vol. 32, no.1
Bibliographic reference (Arabic): الخاروف، أمل، والقضاه، محمود، 2004، الخصائص الديموغرافية والاجتماعية والسمات القيادية لدى سيدات أعمال القطاعين الصناعي والتجاري والعوامل المؤثرة في نجاحهن في العمل في عمّان/الأردن". مجلة دراسات، المجلد 32، رقم 1، الجامعة الأردنية، الأردن.
Abstract: This study aimed at describing and analyzing the social and demographic characteristics of women in higher administration in the private sector. It also aimed at understanding factors that help women administrators succeed in their jobs and the traits of women leaders. A sample of 50 women was randomly selected from women who are in higher administration positions in commercial and industrial projects. The study showed that most women working in higher administration were highly educated and mostly married. The factors that helped them reach such positions were due primarily to their families’ economic status, the support of parents and spouses in addition to characteristics such as ambition, skill, competence, and the capability to overcome problems. In contrast, the major factors that hindered women from reaching high administrative positions included difficulty of harmonizing their time at home with outside activities, lack of capital and low self- confidence. The study also indicated that women leaders should possess a sense of responsibility in their ability to make appropriate decisions and self-confidence in managing their staff.
Field of science: All/General
Relation with Gender and Science topics: Vertical Segregation
Geographical coverage: Jordan
Time coverage: 2000s
Methodological approach: Empirical research. Quantitive techniques
Empirical research. Qualitative techniques
Identifier: ISSN: 1026-3721
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