An Explanatory Study on Job Motivation, Socioeconomic Status and Networking towards Women Career Advancement in Malaysia
Pooja Beesoon1, Huey Wern Wong2, Sueraya Binti Mohamad Alwie3

1Pooja Beesoon, Faculty of Business Management, Asia Pacific University, Malaysia.
2Huey Wern Wong, Faculty of Business Management, Asia Pacific University, Malaysia.
3Sueraya Binti Mohamad Alwie, Faculty of Business Management, Asia Pacific University, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 06 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 February 2019 | Manuscript Published on 19 February 2019 | PP: 398-404 | Volume-7 Issue-5S January 2019 | Retrieval Number: ES2172017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The purpose of conducting this research is to study women’s career advancement in Malaysia, which predominantly is focusing on job motivation, socioeconomic status and networking. Subsequently, the data of this study were collected through self-deployed questionnaires and were spread among women working by using Quota Sampling methodology that were controlled by marital status and working experience as well as, applying quantitative survey using statistical methods to test the hypothesis. There were a total of eighty questionnaires collected from working women starting from the age of twenty and above. The hypotheses were tested in order to understand the different variables on women’s career advancement and their correlations. Later, in the findings, it is found that only one variable which is socioeconomic status that had a stronger negative significant relationship with women’s career advancement while compared to the rest of variables. This explains that women’s career advancement in Malaysia is influenced by their socioeconomic status. Besides, the findings of this research are limited by the amount of respondents, the coverage area and location, and language interpretation. Finally, the purpose of this study is to contribute to the body of knowledge by continuing to shed lights on the barrier women face in their work place that hinders their career advancement.
Keywords: Women Career Advancement, Career Development, Job Motivation, Socioeconomic Status, and Networking.
Scope of the Article: Opportunistic Networking