An exploratory study of identity and IT career choice for military service members and veterans with disabilities

Eileen M. Trauth, Kimberly Graham, K. D. Joshi, Benyawarath Nithithanatchinnapat

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Abstract

A significant challenge facing returning veterans is securing and retaining employment in civilian life. The re-entry challenges are particularly acute for service members who acquired disabilities while in the military. The need to help returning service members, particularly those with acquired disabilities, with career counseling and skill development provides both a research and a practice opportunity for those in the information systems field who conduct social inclusion research and interventions. A question for social inclusion research is the following: Can military personnel and veterans, especially those with disabilities, "see themselves" as information technology (IT) professionals? A study funded by the National Science Foundation was undertaken to answer this question and to consider the implications for career counseling, higher education, and greater inclusiveness in the IT field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
PublisherAmericas Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683104
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: Aug 13 2015Aug 15 2015

Publication series

Name2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015

Other

Other21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
CountryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period8/13/158/15/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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    Trauth, E. M., Graham, K., Joshi, K. D., & Nithithanatchinnapat, B. (2015). An exploratory study of identity and IT career choice for military service members and veterans with disabilities. In 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015 (2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015). Americas Conference on Information Systems.