Indonesian working women have said that they put more importance on their families rather than their careers, according to a recent survey done by JobStreet.com. About 54% of respondents said their career objectives will change when they have children, as opposed to 35% who said their professional goals will remain unchanged.
About 56% of respondents said that flexible working hours is the main priority after they have children, while 25% said that a higher salary is most desired. Elsewhere, about 53% said that they will remain working as usual after having children, as opposed to 26% who said that they will resume work on a part-time or freelance basis.
When asked about how long they plan to stop working, about 49% said that they will stop working for less than a year, while 26% said that they will stop working for one to two years. About 54% of respondents said they wanted to continue their career climb, when asked about why they resumed working, while 28% said that they enjoyed their jobs.
Elsewhere, around 54% of respondents said that their companies do not provide flexible or part-time working hours for mothers, with only 22% saying that their companies do provide such flexibility. About 32% said that their companies are not sensitive to the needs of working mothers, with another 43% saying that their companies are considerate to working mothers.
On a final note, about 91% of working women surveyed said that their companies do not provide childcare facilities, in contrast to only 2% who said their companies do provide such facilities.
About 430 working women in Indonesia participated in the survey in April 2011.