Influence of gender on IT professional work identity: outcomes from a PLS study

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This study investigates the impact of gender on the work identity for IT professionals. Work identity directly and indirectly affects job satisfaction and intent to leave the organization. The model is empirically evaluated using the partial least squares technique. Survey data was collected from 240 IT professionals using on-line distribution. The results demonstrate that the work identity of female IT professionals is noticeably different from their male counterparts. Females show a stronger relationship to job satisfaction but a weaker relationship with intent to leave, relative to males in the IT field. Contributions include implications for managers and academic researchers.

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© 2008 ACM. Publisher’s version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1355238.1355272

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Proceedings of the 2008 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference on Compute