Perceptions of ICT: An Exploration of Gender Differences

ID: 41555 Type: Full Paper: Other
  1. Lesley Gardner, Don Sheridan, and Xinzhuo Ella Tian, The University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand

Tuesday, June 24 4:00-4:30 PM Location: B1097 View on map

Presider: Verona Leendertz, North-West University, South Africa

Abstract: This paper describes a study which addresses the aptitude and aspirations of both genders when choosing an information and communication technology (ICT) career. While it is widely understood why females do not choose ICT careers, we have observed that there are also differences between the genders in self-confidence when using ICT. As a consequence this paper fills a research gap by comparing both genders on their self-efficacy, their career aspirations and their external influences. We report findings that are both interesting and contra-indicatory.

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