Glass Ceiling Syndrome: A Perspective of Women Working in Health Institutions

Turan Kurtaran A., Aydın A., Yeşildağ A. Y.

EGE ACADEMIC REVIEW, vol.24, no.1, pp.71-84, 2024 (ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.21121/eab.1349010
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-84
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Purpose: Although women constitute the majority of the workforce in the healthcare sector, the number of representations in management positions needs to be increased. This study aimed to determine female health workers' glass ceiling syndrome perception levels and examine socio-demographic variables' effect on this level.
Design/methodology/approach: The research sample consists of 708 female healthcare professionals who work in six public hospitals. Perceptions were measured using the 42-item Glass Ceiling Perception scale. Measurements were made on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from 0 to 4.
Findings: It was found that the glass ceiling syndrome perception levels of female healthcare professionals were neutral (1.94). It has been determined that female healthcare professionals with a high level of education, doctors and nurses, those between the ages of 26-35, those who work in medical units, and those with a child have higher perception levels of glass ceiling syndrome.
JEL Code: M10, J70, M50, I19