WIT Press


The Role Of Gender In The Outcome Of ICT Adoption – Can Nurses Be Technologists?

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CI040191

Volume

31

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

308 kb

Author(s)

F. Bacon & S. Stocking

Abstract

The use of computers in the work place has increased in recent years with more and more professions becoming dependent on information and communication technology (ICT). Research shows that women in general tend to be slow in engaging with computing and there are many records of women’s negative experiences with ICT [1]. Women have often been portrayed as passive users [17]. The female perception of ICT tends to be that it is a male dominated area. Frenkel [9] states that the computer culture is uncomfortable for girls and women, they are ill at ease in a field that seems to encourage \“highly focused, almost obsessive behaviour”, as the key to success. This study investigates the use of ICT in a female oriented work environm

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