Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Language

eng

Format of Original

4 p.

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Source Publication

Proceedings of the ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1145/1355238.1355253

Abstract

Information Technology (IT) has experienced a worrisome decline in female participation over two decades, much of which can be attributed to fewer women choosing IT careers. However, women IT professionals also demonstrate mid-career turnover for reasons such as work-life balance, work exhaustion, role ambiguity, role conflict, and growth needs. This study explores alienation among women IT professionals and examines factors that lead to work alienation and abandonment of IT careers. Such alienation appears to be less prevalent in Asian countries where women perceive IT careers to be more conducive to female participation. A comparison among women from American and Asian cultures is proposed.

Comments

Accepted version. Published as part of the conference, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research, 2008. 66-69. DOI.

© ACM, 2008. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research, (2008) http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1355238.1355253.

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