attitudes of employees towards Female Managers

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The study will focus on examining the attitudes of employees towards Female Managers in ABV Business Plc. It is mainly aimed that to finding out whether unfavourable attitude towards female managers exists among management and employees in spite of the efforts being taken to ensure females equality in the plc. A sample of seventy (70) employees will be selected from branced which are found in Addis Ababa under the management of Female Managers.

The selection will be based on the area of study. i.e Female Managers. Among the total branches found in Addis Ababa the seven branches will be selected to assess employee’s attitude towards female manager. The attitude of employees will be measured using the widely used attitude measurement scale, Woman as Managers Scale (WAMS). The study will use four demographic variables (age, gender, marital status and educational level). Finally, suggestions and recommendations will be forwarded for different groups in the study including, female mangers, management bodies in the bank and employees for ensuring the equality of females in theplc.

Chapter One 1. Introduction
1.1. Background of the Study
Many developing countries did not give attention to females and their attainment has also been hampered by cultural and social discriminatory activities. The belief that men are superior to female in most cultures in the country consider men to be senior in hierarchy, hence, men and women do not hold equal status socially, economically and politically. This creates dependency of women on men at every level depriving women of their right to make decisions concerning their own rights. “Females have faced and are still facing a multitude of challenges and obstacles to their wellbeing and development including poverty, discrimination, marginalization, violence, abuse, deprivation, exclusion among others.” This was a speech made by the United Nations Economic Commission for

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