Date of Award

2005

Document Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Occupational/Tech Studies

Committee Director

Ritz, John M.

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to answer the following questions: 1. Are female programming students more likely to pursue study in certain programming languages than in other languages? 2. Are females more or less likely to pursue study in multiple programming languages than males? 3. As compared with the percentage of females working as computer programmers nationwide, are females over- or under-represented in certain language tracks at Moraine Valley Community College? 4. Which language(s) might be useful in attracting more females to computer programming and software development?

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