About well-considered decisions, favorable alternatives and sudden ideas: A qualitative research to identify beliefs that influence women to study information systems in Germany

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Publication Details

Author(s): Oehlhorn C, Laumer S, Maier C
Editor(s): International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik
Publication year: 2017
Title of series: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik
Language: English


Abstract

Our research reveals motivational beliefs that influenced the decision to study information systems of female students in Germany. We apply a qualitative methodology in form of narrative interviews and interviewed 21 female students at a German university. On the basis of the theory of planned behavior, our results expose that a range of different beliefs exist which influenced the women's decision. We are able to expand the results of previous studies to the German context regarding especially normative beliefs, alternate choices or prior experiences dealing with information technology. In addition, we also uncover a couple of new beliefs that had not been revealed before.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Laumer, Sven Prof. Dr.
Schöller Endowed Chair for Information Systems (Digitalization in Business and Society)


External institutions with authors

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg


Research Fields

Digital Workforce (Digital Human Resources Management)
Schöller Endowed Chair for Information Systems (Digitalization in Business and Society)
Change in the World of Work
Research focus area of a faculty: Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Digitization and Innovation
Research focus area of a faculty: Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften


How to cite

APA:
Oehlhorn, C., Laumer, S., & Maier, C. (2017). About well-considered decisions, favorable alternatives and sudden ideas: A qualitative research to identify beliefs that influence women to study information systems in Germany. In International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. St. Gallen, Switzerland, CH.

MLA:
Oehlhorn, Caroline, Sven Laumer, and Christian Maier. "About well-considered decisions, favorable alternatives and sudden ideas: A qualitative research to identify beliefs that influence women to study information systems in Germany." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, St. Gallen, Switzerland Ed. International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, 2017.

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