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Does the religiosity of managers influence their attitudes towards women as managers? – An examination of a mediated model in Bangladesh

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Parth PatelORCiD


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To understand the future pattern of women's presence in senior management positions, this study attempts to examine the factors doe influence on the attitudes toward women as managers of HR managers. Survey data were collected from 182 human resource managers in Bangladesh and were analysed using PLS-SEM. Our results reveal that degree of religiosity has a negative influence on the supportive HR practices and on the attitudes of HR managers to promote gender equity. The mediation result further reveal the direct effect of religiosity on attitudes is mediated by supportive HR practices thereby providing both theoretical and empirical contributions by validating our mediated model warranting formulating appropriate behavioural interventions to promote gender equity.

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Author(s): Biswas K, Patel P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 30th Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference

Year of Conference: 2016

Acceptance date: 11/07/2016

Series Title: Under New Management: Innovating for Sustainable and Just Futures

Sponsor(s): Queensland University of Technology