Gender and Programming Language Preferences of Computer Programming Students at Moraine Valley Community College
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
STEM Education & Professional Studies
Occupational and Technical Studies
Ritz, John M.
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?
Patitucci, Dawn, "Gender and Programming Language Preferences of Computer Programming Students at Moraine Valley Community College" (2005). OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers. 137.