INFLUENCE OF EFFICACY FACTORS ON CAREER ADVANCEMENT OF FEMALE ACADEMICS IN UNIVERSITIES

Authors

  • Abubakar Idris Hassan

Keywords:

Self-efcacy, career advancement, female academic staff, Nigerian universities, Human resource development

Abstract

Abstract
This study examines the inuence of efcacy variables on the career advancement of
female academic staff in Nigerianuniversities.Correlation and regression analysis were
conducted for four independent variables and a dependent variable on 20 public
universities academic staff. Data were collected using a structured self-administered
questionnaire. The dependent variable was academics' career advancement and the
independent variables were efcacy factors. Using stratied random sampling, 532
female academic staff were selected from federal and state universities as samples of
study.Regression analysis showed that efcacy variables, specically, training,
p e rs o n a l i t y t r a i t ( c o n s c i e n t i o u s n e s s ) , s e l f - p e r f o r m a n c e a n d fa m i l y
supporthadinuencedthe career advancement of the female academic staff with medium
variance explanatory power of the model. This study creates an insight into the
knowledge of career advancement of female academic staff in public universities. These
institutions dominate the university system in Nigeria and serve as the main avenue for
university education in the country. At the level of higher institution, the study is
signicant, particularly in creating awareness among academic staff about their career
planning and aspirations, the role of their perceive efcacies play in their advancement to
higher positions in the universityand how they should utilize those factors for further status
in their career.The paper examines efcacy factors (limited to training, personality traits,
self-performance and family support) that are of concern to managing the career
advancement of female academic staff in public universities.

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Published

2020-07-26

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