RIP - Beliefs about IT culture: Exploring National and Gender Differences

Indira R. Guzman, Damien Joseph, K. N. Papamichail, Jeffrey M. Stanton

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Abstract

This multi country study of the IT occupational culture builds on US data to examine differences in IT occupational perceptions in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Australia. In this research in progress we present survey data about the adaptation to the cultural characteristics of the IT occupation and its relationship with occupational commitment. This paper presents the initial data results collected in the above five countries. So far, our preliminary data supports previous findings in that adaptation to the occupational culture in the information technology field predicts occupational commitment and more significantly affective occupational commitment. While no significant differences were found across countries, further analysis is currently being conducted to evaluate possible differences by gender and nationality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGMIS CPR 2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2007 ACM SIGMIS CPR CONFERENCE GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE
PublisherASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY
Pages217-220
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-59593-641-7
StatePublished - 2007
Event45th Annual Computer Personnel Research Conference 2007 - St Louis, Macao
Duration: Apr 19 2007Apr 21 2007

Conference

Conference45th Annual Computer Personnel Research Conference 2007
CountryMacao
CitySt Louis
Period4/19/074/21/07

Keywords

  • Occupational Commitment
  • Occupational Subcultures
  • IS/IT Professionals
  • IT Workforce
  • Occupational Culture
  • International Perspective
  • Culture
  • ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT
  • IDENTIFICATION

Cite this

Guzman, I. R., Joseph, D., Papamichail, K. N., & Stanton, J. M. (2007). RIP - Beliefs about IT culture: Exploring National and Gender Differences. In SIGMIS CPR 2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2007 ACM SIGMIS CPR CONFERENCE GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE (pp. 217-220). ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY.