Computing Gender Wars - A New Hope

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Abstract

The dearth of females in computing continues to be considerable concern worldwide. Much of the previous research in the area concludes that young females hold negative attitudes and experiences toward computing and consequently choose not to study or work in the area. Many initiatives have been put in place in recent years to attempt to address the gender divide. In light of these activities this research seeks to provide a timely measure of the attitudes and experiences of secondary school pupils and provides a comparison with a group of similar aged members of a voluntary attended computer coding group (Code Club). It finds that female attitudes towards computing are positive yet their intent to pursue a computing career remains worryingly low. It also provides an insight in gaming experience and relates the significance of this and potential computing exposure on career choice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2017
EventIEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2017). - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: 16 Oct 201722 Oct 2017

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2017).
Abbreviated titleFIE
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
Period16/10/201722/10/2017

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    McGowan, A., Hanna, P., & Anderson, N. (2017). Computing Gender Wars - A New Hope. Paper presented at IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2017). , Indianapolis, United States.