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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

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Author: Mononen, Jukka1; Halonen, Raija1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: IGI Global, 2017
Publish Date: 2017-09-07


The 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.

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Series: International journal of information systems and social change
ISSN: 1941-868X
ISSN-E: 1941-8698
ISSN-L: 1941-868X
Volume: 8
Issue: 4
Pages: 23 - 36
Article number: 2
DOI: 10.4018/IJISSC.2017100102
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: 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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