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dc.contributor.convenorNorah Power and Kate M.Kaiseren_AU
dc.contributor.authorPotter, Leigh-Ellenen_US
dc.contributor.authorvon Hellens, Liisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Sueen_US
dc.contributor.editorNorah Power, Kate M. Kaiser, Jack Downey, Damien Josephen_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we discuss the motivating factors behind Information Technology (IT) professionals and what drives their choice of IT as a career. In order to explore this a series of interviews with thirteen IT professionals have been undertaken including a set of preliminary interviews, interviews with IT professionals from a consultancy organisation and a tertiary institution working on a common project, interviews with IT professionals in a large government organisation, and questionnaires distributed to an online community. The individuals participating in this study generally described exposure to technology at an early age and a subsequent interest in technology. These participants went on in later years to show an intrinsic motivation for pursuing technology. For this group of people the opportunity to interact with technology while young assisted them in developing an interest in working with technology and in retaining that interest.en_US
dc.publisherAssociation for Computing Machineryen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameSIGMIS CPR'09: Computer Personnel Research Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationLimerick, Irelanden_US
dc.titleChildhood Interest in IT and the Choice of IT as a Career: The Experiences of a Group of IT Professionalsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Information and Communication Technologyen_US
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