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An investigation into the impact of social culture on women’s career in the IT field in Bahrain

Al Sebaie, F and Takruri-Rizk, H 'An investigation into the impact of social culture on women’s career in the IT field in Bahrain' , Information Technology & People Journal . (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the aspects of the social culture and its effects on women work in the IT workforce in Bahrain. The investigation looks at how the culture manifests itself in the IT field and how it can affect women’s behaviors, attitudes and development in the IT career. In depth interviews were used for data gathering from a group of ten Bahraini women in a senior and middle management position in the IT field. Two common main themes arising from women’s interviews, which showed how the social culture impacts the IT workforce. One, the perceptions about the role of women and men in the IT jobs, and the second is the conflict between the social expectations about women with the nature of the IT work. The research offers insights into understanding how the culture impacts women in the IT workforce, and helps in raising the awareness about the cultural impact in the career development and advancement of women in the IT field in Bahrain

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Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Information Technology & People Journal
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 0959-3845
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: H Takruri-Rizk
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2016 11:23
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2016 11:23
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/38498

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