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ICT Interventions for Schoolgirls Do Matter! Understanding the Factors Influencing ICT Career Intentions through Partial Least Squares Analysis.

Gorbacheva, Elena, Beekhuyzen, Jenine, Craig, Annemieke and Coldwell-Nielson, Jo 2013, ICT Interventions for Schoolgirls Do Matter! Understanding the Factors Influencing ICT Career Intentions through Partial Least Squares Analysis., in Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-10.

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Title ICT Interventions for Schoolgirls Do Matter! Understanding the Factors Influencing ICT Career Intentions through Partial Least Squares Analysis.
Author(s) Gorbacheva, Elena
Beekhuyzen, Jenine
Craig, Annemieke
Coldwell-Nielson, Jo
Conference name Australasian Conference on Information Systems (24th : 2013 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 4-6 December 2013
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) Intervention
Gender diversity
Girls and ICT
Summary Intervention programs aimed at promoting study and work opportunities in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) field to schoolgirls (Interventions) have been encouraged to combat a decline in the interest among girls to study ICT at school. The goal of our study is to investigate the influence of Interventions on schoolgirls’ intentions to choose a career in the ICT field by analysing the  comprehensive survey data (n = 3577), collected during four interventions in Australia, using the Partial Least Squares method. Our study is also aimed at identifying other factors influencing ICT career intentions. We found that the attitude towards interventions has an indirect influence on ICT career intentions by affecting interest in ICT. Our results also challenge several existing theoretical studies by showing that factors that had previously been suggested as influencers were found to have little or no impact in this study, these being same-sex education and computer usage.
Language eng
Field of Research 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2013, RMIT
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30060199

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