Mononen, J., & Halonen, R. (2017). Educated Physically Disabled Women in the Information and Communication Technology Sector. International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC), 8(4), 23-36. doi:10.4018/IJISSC.2017100102
Educated physically disabled women in the information and communication technology sector
|Author:||Mononen, Jukka1; Halonen, Raija1|
1University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201709078511
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to analyze how highly educated women with physical disability (WwPD) are employed and integrated in the information and communication technology (ICT) field as experienced by themselves. This question is important due to the lack of knowledge regarding the employment of highly educated WwPD in the ICT sector. An empirical study was carried out with the help of a qualitative research method that involved eight interviews. The study showed that disability has a significant impact when women choose the ICT sector for their studies. However, one of the significant findings was that the individuals characters matter the most.
International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change
|Pages:||23 - 36|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
113 Computer and information sciences
The authors acknowledge the valuable interviews with the physically disabled women and the scholarship given by Oulun Kauppaklubi ry (Oulu Commercial Club Inc.).
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