Réexaminer les Hypothèses des Déroulements de Carrière: Le Cas des Femmes dans le Domaine des Technologies de L'Information

Translated title of the contribution: Revisiting career path assumptions: The case of women in the it workforce

Jeria L. Quesenberry, Eileen M. Trauth

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Many researchers have argued that additional systematic analysis of the information technology (IT) workforce is necessary in order to more deeply understand organizational human behavior as it relates to career anchors or values and motivations that attract an individual to a particular career. For these reasons the purpose of this paper is to examine the career anchors of women in the American IT workforce and their relationships to occupational decisions. The data for this examination comes from interpretive interviews conducted with 92 women and a quantitative survey conducted with an additional 210 women. The results of our analyses give cause for challenging some longstanding assumptions about career anchors that exist in the literature. This research also makes a theoretical contribution through its extension of an emergent theory about within-gender variation to the context of career anchor variations among women in the IT field.

Translated title of the contributionRevisiting career path assumptions: The case of women in the it workforce
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationICIS 2008 Proceedings - Twenty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems
StatePublished - 2008
Event29th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2008 - Paris, France
Duration: Dec 14 2008Dec 17 2008



All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems


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