ERIC Number: ED477715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-7
Women in Information Technology Literature Review: Recruitment, Retention and Persistence Factors.
Morris, LaDonna K.
A review of the literature indicated that few empirical studies have been conducted on either what factors influence or what factors deter women from pursuing information technology (IT) careers. Much of the information that is available is anecdotal. Several studies have focused on broader areas of women in science and/or technology; however, information technology is rarely separated out as a specific field of study, possibly because it is a relatively new field. Further, most studies have focused on girls and young women in the K-12 education system. There are few studies of college women and even fewer of special populations such as re-entry women or minorities. Additional research on women's career choices relative to information technology is needed. (Contains 84 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (29th, Chattanooga, TN, November 6-8, 2002).