The underrepresentation of black males in IT higher education: A conceptual framework for understanding individual differences

Curtis C. Cain, Eileen M. Trauth

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Abstract

Among the many research challenges in studying underrepresented groups in IT is understanding the appropriate theories to apply and much needed analysis at the individual level. This paper presents findings of two studies, which coupled with the application of the Individual Differences Theory of Gender and IT, led to a conceptual framework being developed to delve deeper into the understanding of Black males in IT higher education. The use of the conceptual framework will lead to a better understanding of the factors impacting underrepresented groups participation in IT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Hyperconnected World
Subtitle of host publicationAnything, Anywhere, Anytime
Pages3531-3538
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013
Event19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Aug 15 2013Aug 17 2013

Publication series

Name19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Hyperconnected World: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime
Volume5

Other

Other19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period8/15/138/17/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Cain, C. C., & Trauth, E. M. (2013). The underrepresentation of black males in IT higher education: A conceptual framework for understanding individual differences. In 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Hyperconnected World: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime (pp. 3531-3538). (19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Hyperconnected World: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime; Vol. 5).