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Vainionpää, F., Kinnula, M., Iivari, N., Molin-Juustila, T., Gendering and segregation in girls’ perceptions of IT as a career choice : a nexus analytic inquiry, Information Systems Development: Information Systems Beyond 2020 (ISD2019 Proceedings) August 28-24, 2019 Toulon, France, p. 1-12

Gendering and segregation in girls’ perceptions of IT as a career choice : a nexus analytic inquiry

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Author: Vainionpää, Fanny1; Kinnula, Marianne1; Iivari, Netta1;
Organizations: 1INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202001202628
Language: English
Published: Association for Information Systems, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-01-20
Description:
It is an enduring problem that girls are not interested in careers in Information Technology (IT). Our aim is to understand girls’ perceptions and understanding of the IT field as well as factors shaping them, to find ways to get more girls interested in IT/Information Systems careers. As senior high school is the last opportunity to influence girls’ major and career choice we inquired Finnish senior high school students about their future plans and factors affecting their choice. Using nexus analysis as a sensitizing device, we focused on various discourses circulating around, different actors and their relations, as well as experience and background related matters that affect girls’ career choice. Surprisingly gendered understandings of the IT field and career choices were still prevalent among the studied young people, and this supports educational and occupational segregation.
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ISBN Print: 978-2-9571876-0-7
Pages: 1 - 12
Host publication: Information Systems Development: Information Systems Beyond 2020 (ISD2019 Proceedings) August 28-24, 2019 Toulon, France
Host publication editor: Siarheyeva, A.
Laville, A.
Pérocheau, G.
Barry, C.
Lang, M.
Linger, H.
Schneider, C.
Conference: International Conference on Information Systems Development
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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Copyright information: © The Authors 2019.