Organizational Factors Influencing Women’s Work Motivation and its Impact on Career Satisfaction: A Case of Banking Sector of Karachi


  • Hina Mubeen
  • Naveed Ur Rehman
  • Muhammad Shahid Khan


Work Motivation, Women Workforce Participation, Career Satisfaction, Decent Work, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Over the past few decades in the world and from the past few years in Pakistan, the trend and structure of the female workforce participation has engrossed attention. Female workforce participation is quite low in Pakistan. Comprehending the importance and inevitability of women’s participation in socio-economic growth of the country, this study attempts to ascertain the major organizational impediments to women’s participation in full time employment. Further, the study deeply analyzes their motivation towards engaging into their economic role. This research is primarily necessitated by much emphasized target 1b of the Millennium Development Goals which is to encourage “Full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people” and alarmingly low female workforce participation in Pakistan highlighted in the World Development Report 2013, published by the World Bank. It is an empirical study conducted using a five-point likert questionnaire. The respondents of the study are females currently employed as professional and managerial full-time permanent/contractual employees, working in various private commercial banks of Karachi. The results of the study indicate that organizational factors influence work motivation of women and their perceived career satisfaction.