Gender Descrimination - Glass ceiling - Survey
 

I am a Professor in Commerce and Management Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. I am conducting a survey of the opinions of women executives to study the Gender Discrimination in Indian Organizations. In this context, I request you to cooperate and fill the questionnaire and return it at the earliest.

Completing this questionnaire is purely voluntary. But the information you are going to give in this questionnaire will definitely help fighting the gender discrimination in organizations to some extent. Your participation in this survey and the information will be STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. The questions in the questionnaire are simple and will not take much of your time.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and time.

------ Prof. R. Madhusudana Raju
+91 9440 2235 00
rmraju56@gmail.com
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1. Name: (Optional)
2. Name of the Organization where you are presently working:
3. Designation:
4. Age:
5. Marital Status
 
  Select One
Married with children
Married without children
Single
 
6. Please indicate the level of your formal education
 
  Select One
Bachelor’s Degree
Master’s Degree
Doctoral Degree
 
7. What is your present position?
 
  Select One
Supervisory position
Middle Level Managerial Position
Executive/Top Level Managerial Position
Others (Please indicate)
 
8. How many years of service you have put with the present
    employer?
  9. Please indicate total years of your work experience
 
  Select One
One year – Five Years
Five years – 10 years
10 years – 15 years
15 years – 20 years
20 years and above
 
10. Please indicate your salary range (per month)
 
  Select One
25000 and below
25001- 50000
50001– 75000
75001-100000
100000 and above
 
11. What is the size of employment of your organization?
 
  Select One
Less than 500 employees
501 – 1000 employees
1001- 5000 employees
5001- 10000 employees
More than 10000 employees
 
12. It is opined that Gender Pay Gap (less pay for female for the same work) is prevailing.
      Do you agree?
 
  Select One
Yes
No
 
13. If yes, to what extent it prevails.
 
  Select one in each row
Extent of
Prevalence
Very Little Moderate Great Very Great
In Indian Organizations
in General
In your Organization
in Particular
 
14. What do you think are the reasons for the Gender Pay Gap?
 
 
  Select one in each row
Reasons Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly
Agree
Women are less talented than men
Women are not as efficient as men
Women are generally less qualified
than men
Women are less productive at work
than men
Women are not physically or mentally
stronger than men
Duties and Responsibilities of
motherhood
Women do not generally demand more pay
Any other (Please mention)
 
15. Glass Ceiling or Invisible Barrier that creates a hurdle for the women to reach the higher positions is prevailing in Indian
      Organizations.Do you agree?
 
  Select One
Yes
No
 
16. If yes, to what extent it exists.
 
  Select one in each row
Extent of
Existence
Very Little Moderate Great Very Great
In Indian Organizations
in General
In your Organization
in Particular
 
17. What are the constraints women have in their career advancement?
 
  Select one in each row
Constraints Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly
Agree
Women’s lack of confidence
Occupational Segregation (Women are
employed in some specific jobs only)
No Support from family/spouse
Women are not emotionally/
intellectually suitable for higher
position
Management’s attitude not to assign
women challenging assignments
More time for child bearing,
child raising and similar family
responsibilities
Male domination in top positions
Women’s lack of ambition
Sexual Harassment
Pay Discrimination
Any other (Please mention)
 
18. What are the factors, in your opinion, which would help women in their career
      advancement in the organizations?
 
  Select one in each row
Factors Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly
Agree
Improvement of Educational
Qualifications
Acquiring Skills through Specialized
Training
Gaining Rich Experience
Accepting Additional Responsibilities
Utilizing the benefits of Mentoring in
the Organization
Socialization with Superiors and
influential people in the organization
Free from Family Responsibilities
Work-Life Balance
Willingness for relocation
Any other (Please mention)
 
19. What are the steps the organization should take to overcome glass ceiling?
 
  Select one in each row
Steps Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly
Agree
Mentoring Programs for women
Sensitization Programs for men
Awareness Programs for both women
and men
Women Reservation in the promotion
policy
Policies like flexible time and
weekdays to enable women to balance
their work and family responsibilities
Effective Implementation of provisions
of Anti-Discrimination legislation
Any other (Please mention)