Pakistani Perspective of Education and Abusive Supervision: A Road Less Travelled

Arooj Malik & Kashif ur Rahman 


Present study focuses on examining the nature of supervision often unreported by the career-oriented, educated and passionate individuals in banking profession. The objective of the present study is to empirically validate the differences (if any) between working and educated class, and to probe into the gender-sensitivity and nature of household (i.e. traditional career couples vs. dual career couples). Literature evidence is suggestive that added family responsibilities (in terms of being parents) reduce decisiveness about career–switching, often resulting in an unending exposure to abusive supervision. Population of the research study is Private, Public, Commercial and Islamic Banks in Twin cities. Stratified random sampling technique is used and sample comprises of 540 bankers. The data was collected through questionnaires. SPSS 22.0 was used for data analysis. The average education of the 51% sample is 16-18 years. Results are indicative that working mothers appear to be experiencing more of abusive supervision than working fathers, whereas, across TCC and DCC, results did not substantiate a statistically significant difference. Limitations are indicated. Future studies shall examine the antecedents and consequences of abusive supervision in other segments of society.

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