A correlational examination of African American males and the decision to become information technology professionals

by Lynn, Elliott Scott, Sr., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2009, 113 pages; 3354953


This quantitative correlation study was to examine what extent, if any, a relationship exists between factors that may or may not cause high or low computer literacy levels and the decision to become an IT professional. Identifying factors that contribute to computer literacy or lack thereof among African American men provided insight into the strengths and weaknesses in organizations, society, and educational systems to gain a better understanding of the relationship of computer literacy levels and the decision of African American males to become an IT professionals. Recommendations for future research could possibly uncover ways to add to the representation of African American males in the information technology industry.

AdviserLawrence Ness
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsBlack studies; Management; Information science
Publication Number3354953

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