ERIC Number: ED479756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Why Are So Few Women in Computer Science?
Beyer, Sylvia; Rynes, Kristina; Chavez, Michelle; Hay, Kelly; Perrault, Julie
A study examined gender differences in stereotypes, experience, and confidence for computer science (CS) first-year students. Questionnaires were distributed to freshmen students (n=241: 161 females, 80 males) in a required university seminar course. Overall, participants possessed very stereotypical attitudes of CS majors. Findings showed that men reported having more experience with computers than did women, and they also enjoyed working with computers more than did women. (Contains 27 references, 1 table, and 1 figure.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A