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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 5)
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Gender and Family Structure on Career Progression in Public Audit Firms in Nigeria

Ukuta Ayakiri Jeake, Appah Ebimobowei and Bariweni Binaebi
Corresponding Author:  Appah Ebimobowei 

Key words:  Auditors, career progression, competence, family structure, gender, Nigeria,
Vol. 5 , (5): 152-162
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October 06, 2012 December 06, 2012 September 25, 2013
Abstract:

Gender and family structure are important variables in the growth and promotion of auditors in public audit firms to be partners and managing partners. Therefore, this study examines the effect of gender and family structure on the career progression of individuals in public audit firms in Nigeria. To achieve this objective, relevant primary and secondary data were used. The primary data was collected from a well structured questionnaire administered to one hundred and twenty three respondents with an average reliability of 0.83 and the secondary data from published scholarly articles. The data collected from the questionnaires were analyzed using regression, t-test, granger causality test and diagnostic test. The statistical analysis reveals the linkage between gender and technical competence of auditors in public audit firms; family structure and productivity of auditors in public audit firms; family structure and dedication to duty of auditors in public audit firms and the difference between male and female on the career progression in public audit practice. On the basis of the empirical result, the study concludes that gender of an individual does not affect the technical competence of auditors, but rather what is important is the level of education and experience of the auditor; family structure affects the productivity of auditors. This is particularly in respect to women that are married; family structure affects the dedication of auditors in public audit firms and there are differences between the growth and promotion of male or female in public audit firms. On the basis of the conclusion, useful recommendations were presented to improve the role of gender and family structure on career progression in public audit firms.
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Ukuta Ayakiri Jeake, Appah Ebimobowei and Bariweni Binaebi, 2013. Gender and Family Structure on Career Progression in Public Audit Firms in Nigeria.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 5(5): 152-162.
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