Perceived Corporate Glass Ceiling: A Survey Research in Bangladesh Corporate Job Sectors


  • Chhanda Karmaker Dhaka University
  • Kaniz Fatema Dhaka University



glass ceiling, women, stereotypical view, discriminatory practice


The study investigated the perceived corporate glass ceiling and measured the leading factors of the glass ceiling according to gender, company types, and years of work experience. 257 adult male and female employees participated in this study as respondents, and they were from four districts of Bangladesh working in banks, multinational companies, private firms, and telecommunication sectors following a convenient sampling technique. The results revealed that 60.7% of the respondents perceived a glass ceiling exists in the workplace of Bangladesh. The researchers used mean of means analysis to compare the perceptual differences regarding the leading factors of glass ceiling according to gender, company types, and working experience and found work-life conflict as the most important factor for causing the glass ceiling. 


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Author Biographies

Chhanda Karmaker, Dhaka University

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, BANGLADESH

Kaniz Fatema, Dhaka University

Former Student, Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, BANGLADESH


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How to Cite

Karmaker, C. ., & Fatema, K. . (2020). Perceived Corporate Glass Ceiling: A Survey Research in Bangladesh Corporate Job Sectors. Asian Business Review, 10(3), 153–158.