Factors impacting Jordanian women in computing case study: Hashemite University

Ebaa Fayyoumi, Sahar Idwan

Abstract


We consider pursuing the Jordanian women their graduate studies in Information Technology disciplines as an indicator of socio-economic development and empowering women in Jordan. This paper presents the first study of multi-variate stereotypes that shape the problem by addressing the following factors: travel abroad, family matters, skills and experience, traditional and cultural differences, scholarship opportunities, financial matters, and language complications. These factors were extensively studied, and their effects were estimated by applying the linear-regression, one-way ANOVA, and Scheffe tests. The scholarship opportunity (R2 = 0:354), travel abroad (R2 = 0:281), and financial matters (R2 = 0:226) were the most influential factors on Jordanian women’s decision in pursuing their graduate studies. On the other hand, skills and experience stereotype (R2 = 0:076) has the least influence.


Keywords


Higher education; Information technology; Multi-variate analysis; Women studies;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v24.i2.pp1130-1140

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