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An Investigation Into The Relationhisp Between Gender Perception Of Computing, Computer Self-Efficacy, And Computer Anxiety: A Comparison Study Between Chinese Females And American Females

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  • Laosethakul, Kittipong


    (John F. Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University)

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    It is believed that the perception that computing is a male domain has discouraged American women to participate in computing fields. Like the U.S., computing is also dominated by men in China. However, unlike the U.S., information technology is ranked the highest compared with other industries in term of career choices for Chinese female university graduates. This study investigates how computer anxiety and computer self-efficacy influence gender perception toward computing of Chinese female in comparison to American female. One of the findings indicated computer anxiety directly impacts gender perception toward computing of females in both cultures.

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    Paper provided by Sacred Heart University, John F. Welch College of Business in its series Working Papers with number 2009004.

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    Length: 7 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2009
    Handle: RePEc:she:wpaper:2009004
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