Kayla M. Booth

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Results of an examination of with-gender variation in gender stereotypes about the skills and knowledge in the IT profession demonstrates the value of applying an intersectionality perspective in the study of under represented groups in the IT field. Focusing on gender or ethnicity, alone, is insufficient to explain the under representation of women and(More)
Results of an investigation of the effect of intersectionality on perceptions of university students about IT careers are presented. This analysis deepens the discussion began at the 2011 iConference by presenting an examination of responses of African American males and females on the topic of gender norms and stereotypes about IT professionals. The(More)
One line of investigation in attempting to better understand the gender imbalance in the information technology (IT) field is to examine gender stereotypes about the skills and knowledge in the IT profession. A survey of 4046 university students in the United States was conducted to examine gender stereotypes held by contemporary university students (White,(More)
In recent years, research on human capital in the information systems (IS) field that focuses on the gender imbalance has begun to move beyond group level analyses that tend to focus on all women as a single category. Attention has turned to within-gender variation by investigating the intersectionality of identity characteristics such as gender, ethnicity(More)
This paper is part of the SIGMIS CPR doctoral consortium, summarizing a dissertation in progress. This dissertation explores how youth, teenagers in particular, search for, evaluate, and create exercise and nutrition information they interact with via social media. This dissertation also employs an Intersectionality lens to examine the ways in which the(More)
This paper summarizes a dissertation in progress that explores youth and information quality. The qualitative, interview-driven study employs an Intersectionality approach and is guided by Gasser et al.'s [3] youth-oriented information quality framework. This research is situated within a larger context of IS research examining the ways in which multiple(More)
BACKGROUND Mobile health (mHealth) apps for weight loss (weight loss apps) can be useful diet and exercise tools for individuals in need of losing weight. Most studies view weight loss app users as these types of individuals, but not all users have the same needs. In fact, users with disordered eating behaviors who desire to be underweight are also(More)