|dc.description.abstract||The aim of this research study is to investigate and analysed how women manage to
balance their personal life and work, whilst maintaining a successful career
development in the Scottish hospitality sector. This study also helps to gain a better
understanding of the women challenges and the factors that influence the career
advancement. The aim and objectives of this research will be accomplished through
an in-depth literature review along with the results and analysis of the online survey.
The researcher decided to adopt a quantitative approach distributing online survey to
68 respondents, women and men, who are currently working in the hospitality sector,
mainly in a management position or with an aspiration for a future career progression.
The researcher decided to include a few men participants, in order to get a better
understanding of the similarity or dissimilarity between the two genders.
The results gathered from the analyses of the online survey, identified the different
themes and emerging theme that have a direct impact on the career progression and
the work-life balance of women working in the hospitality industry.
Finally, this study will outline different future recommendations for this research topic
such as the possibility of a further investigation focusing more explicitly on the
women’s perspective, the comparison of work-life balance between women and men
at the same managerial level, a future research should adopt a mixed-method
approach in order to get a more holistic and comprehensive insight of the research
topic, and, finally, a future comparative study could be undertaken to compare the
hospitality sector with another female-dominated sector.||en