International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

The Effect of Organizational Political Skills on Women’s Career Progression in Kenya
Dr. Teresia Kavoo-Linge

The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which organizational political skills contribute as barriers to women employees’ career progression in Kenya. The study was a cross-sectional survey carried out among women employees of the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) member organizations. Stratified random sampling was used to select a sample of 400 women employees from a population of 7,353. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire and analysed using quantitative techniques. The analysis indicated that to a large extent organizational political skills were significant barriers to the career progression of women employees in Kenya. The study recommended that women employees should develop political skills and network with one another to sharpen these skills so that they can use them to enhance their career progression.

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