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Women and Information TechnologyResearch on Underrepresentation$
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Joanne Cohoon and William Aspray

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780262033459

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.001.0001

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Gender and Professional Commitment among IT Professionals: The Special Case of Female Newcomers to Organizations

Gender and Professional Commitment among IT Professionals: The Special Case of Female Newcomers to Organizations

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(p.420) (p.421) 14 Gender and Professional Commitment among IT Professionals: The Special Case of Female Newcomers to Organizations
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Women and Information Technology
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Kathryn M. Bartol

Ian O. Williamson

Gosia A. Langa

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.003.0014

This chapter first considers the extent to which gender differences in professional commitment exist among IT students preparing to leave their undergraduate programs and enter the workforce. It then explores potential differences in professional commitment related to gender and experience (newcomers versus veterans). The newcomer data have been collected by following up with the students a year after their undergraduate graduation. This inquiry can also inform the extent to which professional commitment is aided or harmed in the transition to the workplace among entry-level IT professionals. Finally, the chapter assesses the extent to which perceived organizational support and job satisfaction are related to professional commitment, particularly among newcomer women.

Keywords:   gender differences, IT students, IT professionals, newcomer women, organizational support, job satisfaction

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