Explaining the IT gender gap: Australian stories for the new millennium

Eileen M. Trauth, Susan H. Nielsen, Liisa A. Von Hellens

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The starting point for this study was the findings from a previous study of Australian women working in IT. Four major themes that resulted from a study of IT professionals in Queensland were used as the framework for a deeper exploration of the current position of Australian women in IT. These four findings were explored through open-ended interviews with a broader range of Australian women working in IT. The findings of this study revealed the influence of socio-cultural factors on gender in the Australian IT profession. This paper also discusses more recent research on gender and IT, particularly the attempts to address the under-theorisation of this research area and the significance of mentoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-20
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Research and Practice in Information Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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