At a time of numerous reports of American IT jobs being outsourced overseas, and the immediate employment prospects for many IT graduates uncertain, it remains unclear whether these developments are causing American IT students to reconsider their earlier decision to undertake a career in IT. Addressing this issue, this exploratory study reports the general level of IT career commitment of senior IT students enrolled at a medium-sized State University in the southern United States. In addition, links between the level of a student’s IT career commitment and a number of factors are investigated, including knowledge about the IT job market, perceived job uncertainty, IT self-efficacy, attitudes towards IT study, and the type of IT program a student was undertaking.
Second thoughts about a career in IT?Faculty Publications
Date IssuedJanuary 2004
Date AvailableJuly 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation InformationGardiner, A., Jovanovic, V, Reichgelt, H. (2004). Second thoughts about a career in IT? CITC5 '04 Proceedings of the 5th conference on Information technology education, Salt Lake City UT, October 2004. (pp: 194-201). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/1029533.1029581