Glass ceiling effect and women is yet the most debatable topic even several years into the 21st century. So this study attempts to identify how individual barrier and organizational barrier leads to create the glass ceiling effect among female executives in the selected large apparel industry, Sri Lanka. The sample of the study is 320 executive female employees who employed in large apparel industry, Sri Lanka. Data were collected by using a questionnaire, which consist of 50 questions/statements with 5-point scale. The data analyses include the univariate and bivariate analyses. From the results of the study it was proven that there is a moderately strong positive correlation between the barriers (Individual and Organizational Barrier) and glass ceiling effect. Where 36.2% of the variance of glass ceiling effect is explained by an individual barrier and 40.3% of the variance of glass ceiling effect is explained by an organizational barrier.
Edirisinghe, CL (2018); The Paradox of Glass Ceiling Effect: A Study on the Individual Barrier and Organizational Barrier among Female Executives in the Selected Large Apparel Industry, Sri Lanka; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
8(8) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.8.2018.p8042