International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


The Relationship between Goal Setting and Career Advancement: A Case of Women Employees in Kenya
Teresia Kavoo-Linge, Professor Willie Jansen van Rensburg, Dr. Damary Sikalieh

This paper investigated the relationship between goal setting and career advancement among women employees in Kenya. The objective was to establish to what extend women were setting goals to advance in their careers. The study was a survey carried out among women employees of the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) member organizations. The study involved 400 women participants drawn from 32 FKE member organizations in 14 sectors. Data were collected using a self administered questionnaire. Descriptive statistics like the mean, and standard deviation were used to analyze data. Cross tabulations were computed to test the association among variables. The results showed very low cases of goal setting among women employees in Kenya. The analysis further indicates that there most women were not goal oriented with regard to their careers. This research paper contributes a practical view to the issue of the factors that lead to women’s career advancement in Kenya. The issue of women’s advancement in Kenya requires attention because the women need a better representation in decision making positions.

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