International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 11 (2016)

Empirical analysis of trends in computer usage among young women in science


Suparna Dugal, Shraddha Prabhu, Sandhya Kadiru

The current investigation was undertaken to understand the prevalent trends of computer usage among women in a single-sex higher educational institution. Since gender bias pervades societies throughout the world, we also explored if girls were influenced by gender issues in the field of technology. A survey was carried out among women students studying science at the undergraduate level at Sophia College in Mumbai city. Our data revealed almost all women to be familiar and comfortable with the use of computers. 27% of the respondents did not possess a computer or had limited access to it due to financial reasons. Few women experienced male-dominated computer culture at home. It was observed that high parental encouragement had led to greater computer use for college work as well as for recreational and exploratory purposes. 41% of the girls had previously attended a course in computer studies and their computer usage mainly pertained to completing assignments and preparing presentations. Though limited by its small sample size, the current study reflects a growing societal change in the attitude of people towards women and technology. This study also gives an insight into how the user group related to computer technology allowing us to get to know the group better.
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Suparna Dugal, Shraddha Prabhu, Sandhya Kadiru. Empirical analysis of trends in computer usage among young women in science. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 11, 2016, Pages 68-70
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