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A correlational examination of African American males and the decision to become information technology professionals


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

This quantitative correlation study was to examine what extent, if any, a relationship exists between factors that may or may not cause high or low computer literacy levels and the decision to become an IT professional. Identifying factors that contribute to computer literacy or lack thereof among African American men provided insight into the strengths and weaknesses in organizations, society, and educational systems to gain a better understanding of the relationship of computer literacy levels and the decision of African American males to become an IT professionals. Recommendations for future research could possibly uncover ways to add to the representation of African American males in the information technology industry.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Black studies;
Management;
Information science
Classification
0325: Black studies
0454: Management
0723: Information science
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; African-American; Computer literacy; IT professional; Information technology; Information technology professionals; Literacy; Men
Title
A correlational examination of African American males and the decision to become information technology professionals
Author
Lynn, Elliott Scott, Sr.
Number of pages
113
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 70/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109127836
Advisor
Ness, Lawrence
Committee member
Goldberg, Edward; Turner, Freda
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Business
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3354953
ProQuest document ID
305161698
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305161698
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