• Abstract

    The career decision-making self-efficacy of women advocates has been studied and examined in this research. An attempt has been made to identify how the two independent variables, personality traits and Glass ceiling beliefs, influence the career decision-making self-efficacy of women (advocates). The primary respondents were advocates and law practitioners from India. Primary data were collected using the “survey” technique. Standard instruments were used to measure the variables, and data were collected from 417 advocates across India. Glass ceiling beliefs were measured using four constructs: denial, resignation, resilience and acceptance. Similarly, personality traits were measured using five constructs: emotional stability, extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness and openness to experience. The study also examined how the demographic factors age and years of work experience moderated the relationship between the independent and dependent variables. The statistical data were analyzed via structured equation modeling with the help of the software AMOS. The moderating effects were examined using Hayes process-macro in SPSS software. The findings of the analysis revealed that there was a strong and significant association between the independent variables (personality traits and glass ceiling beliefs) and the dependent variable (career decision-making self-efficacy). The moderating factor age does not impact the relationship between the variables, but work experience does. Thus, the research concludes that the career decision self-efficacy of female law professionals is directly impacted by their personal traits and beliefs about the glass ceiling.

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Pandurangan, N., & Arumugam, V. (2024). Personality traits, glass ceiling beliefs and their impact on the career decision-making self-efficacy of women advocates. Multidisciplinary Reviews, 7(5), 2024092. https://doi.org/10.31893/multirev.2024092
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