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The impact of a flexible maternity leave system on Zimbabwean women employee’s motivation, job satisfaction and organizational commitment

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dc.contributor.author Jemedze, Abigael
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-30T07:35:26Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-30T07:35:26Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11
dc.identifier.citation Jemedza, A. (2016). The impact of a flexible maternity leave system on Zimbabwean women employee’s motivation, job satisfaction and organizational commitment (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/3727
dc.description.abstract Research problem Pregnant women are requesting adjustments of their expected dates of delivery (EDD) so as to allow them temper with their maternity leave days. Objectives The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of a flexible maternity leave system on Zimbabwean women employee’s motivation, job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Research procedure The researcher distributed 200 questionnaires to women of reproductive age working in organizations currently offering flexible maternity leave either pregnant or not. The respondents were picked from hospitals, clinics and surgeries where women visit for antenatal, post natal and gynaecological check-ups. Findings Flexible maternity leave positively impacts on motivation, job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Women employees prefer to start maternity leave within the last two weeks to the expected date of delivery. Conclusions Organizations offering a flexible maternity leave system have a motivated women work force which is satisfied with its job and committed to the organization. Recommendations Organizations that are not yet offering flexible maternity leave must introduce it so that they retain talent or attract talent. Government must consider legislating flexible maternity leave or even extending maternity leave duration so that they support exclusive breast feeding for the first 6 months policy. en_US
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_US
dc.subject Labour law en_US
dc.subject Reproductive age en_US
dc.subject Expected delivery date en_US
dc.subject Pregnant women en_US
dc.title The impact of a flexible maternity leave system on Zimbabwean women employee’s motivation, job satisfaction and organizational commitment en_US
dc.contributor.registrationnumber R951865X en_US
thesis.degree.advisor Sandada, Maxwell
thesis.degree.country Zimbabwe en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Graduate School of Management en_US
thesis.degree.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Zimbabwe en_US
thesis.degree.grantoremail specialcol@uzlib.uz.ac.zw
thesis.degree.level MBA en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Business Administration en_US
thesis.degree.thesistype Thesis en_US
dc.date.defense 2016


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