Impact of Glass Ceiling and Gender Stereotyping on the Organization Commitment of Women with Moderating Effect of Managerial Support in Telecom Sector of Pakistan

  • Zara Tahir Lecturer, Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Fatima Bashir Lecturer, AUSOM, Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Saadullah Shah Ph.D Scholar, Institute of Management Studies, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Keywords: Gender stereotyping, glass ceiling, organization commitment, organization identification, managerial support.


The purpose of this study was to look at the influence of the glass ceiling and gender stereotypes in the organizational commitment of female telecom workers in Pakistan. The goal was to identify the factors responsible for working women's lower levels of commitment, particularly in specific industries. In the Pakistani telecom sector, a personally administered survey was undertaken, and 355 professionals replied to questions, contributing to the data for inference. The study's findings revealed that the organizational commitment of women working in Pakistan's telecom sector is drastically lowered as a result of factors such as glass ceilings and gender stereotypes. The study also discovered support for the moderating effect of management support, which, if in place, may be able to control the influence of such elements through policy structuring and implementation, resulting to increased commitment of female professionals. Companies should focus on the establishment and promotion of managerial support and policies that assist female employees in changing their perceptions of prejudice, according to this suggestion.