A Study on the Expectation of Female Students following a Technically Oriented Degree Course in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPresented - Sept 1994

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TitleInternational Conference on the Development and Role of Women in Technology
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PlaceChina
CityBeijing
Period21 - 23 September 1994

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In the past, professional women have tended to choose careers biased towards social and non-technological areas. Comparatively very few women chose technically-related employment. There is evidence, however, that this situation is changing, especially in the information technology (IT) industry. This study, aimed at female undergraduates, sets out to investigate their expectations and motives for enrolling in Information Systems (IS) and Computer Science (CS) degree courses. There are, for instance, more female students enrolled in IS than in CS. The paper examines reasons for this and other related issues. Furthermore, the study investigates the students' emerging career expectations as they approach graduation. Among other conclusions, the study finds that the IS students, in particular, have career expectations that are more oriented towards managerial, organizational and social aspects of IT rather than narrower technological interests.

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A Study on the Expectation of Female Students following a Technically Oriented Degree Course in Hong Kong. / Wong, Eva Y. W.; Davison, Robert.
1994. International Conference on the Development and Role of Women in Technology, Beijing, China.

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