Stereotype threat: The case of black males in the IT profession

Curtis C. Cain, Eileen M. Trauth

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Abstract

An interview-based investigation of Black males was conducted to identify how individual identity, individual influences and environmental influences affect the academic pipeline for Black male students. Semi-structured interviews, informed by the Individual Differences Theory of Gender and IT, were conducted with Black males at a Predominately White Institution (PWI) and Historically Black College and University (HBCU) regarding the presence of stereotypes and how they may have combated these barriers. The results revealed that stereotypes and stereotype threat are prevalent among Black males pursuing IT careers and influence self-efficacy, identity, the academic environment and career choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMIS-CPR 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Computers and People Research
Pages57-62
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 24 2013
Event2013 ACM Conference on Computers and People Research, SIGMIS-CPR 2013 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: May 30 2013Jun 1 2013

Publication series

NameSIGMIS-CPR 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Computers and People Research

Other

Other2013 ACM Conference on Computers and People Research, SIGMIS-CPR 2013
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period5/30/136/1/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications

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    Cain, C. C., & Trauth, E. M. (2013). Stereotype threat: The case of black males in the IT profession. In SIGMIS-CPR 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Computers and People Research (pp. 57-62). (SIGMIS-CPR 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Computers and People Research). https://doi.org/10.1145/2487294.2487305