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ERIC Number: EJ1136650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Factors Influencing Students' Decisions to Major in a Computer-Related Discipline
Lenox, Terri L.; Jesse, Gayle; Woratschek, Charles R.
Information Systems Education Journal, v10 n6 p63-71 Dec 2012
Too few students are entering the workforce with the technological skills required due to several factors, including under-enrollment in the computer-related disciplines by college students. Enrollment in these disciplines has made some progress since the precipitous decline of 2000-2007 and steps have been taken to attract more majors. However, we still do not fully understand the factors that influence students to choose to major in the computer-related disciplines. The purpose of the research described here was to: 1) explore, in-depth, specific factors that might influence a student's decision to major in a computer-related discipline and 2) determine if there were commonalities amongst these factors across the subject population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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