Equity and satisfaction in IT: A current analysis

Alan Peslak, Wendy Ceccucci, Scott Hunsinger, Patricia Sendall

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Information technology is generally seen as a gender-biased, male dominated profession. In addition, there have been studies that suggest that other inequities may exist including both race and ethnicity, sexual preference, and age. Our study reviews the 2020 StackOverflow annual survey to determine if there are significant differences in key measurement factors such as salary based on age, gender, ethnicity, and sexual preference. Our study found no significant differences in salary based on age or sexual preference. We did find large and significant salary differences based on race/ethnicity and gender. Also, we found steadily increasing salary with age, with no major older age inequity. In addition, we analyzed job satisfaction. In this analysis, we found a large a significant difference in ethnicity here as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-243
Number of pages13
JournalIssues in Information Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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