The Changing Demographics: The Diminishing Role of Age and Gender in Computer Usage

Abstract

As the changing demographics of the workplace influence how organizations operate, the need to reexamine relationships between these demographic variables and their effect on the organization continues. This study provides an empirical examination of the effect of two demographic variables, age and gender, and any moderating impact anxiety, enjoyment, and/or peer pressure may have on computer usage. Based on our analysis of 292 knowledge workers, we identified no significant difference between men and women and/or young and old regarding their computer usage in the workplace. Therefore, the findings from this study do not seem to support IDEA GROUP PUBLISHING This paper appears in the publication, Contemporary Issues in End User Computing edited by Mo Adam Mahmood © 2006, Idea Group Inc. 701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Suite 200, Hershey PA 17033-1240, USA Tel: 717/533-8845; Fax 717/533-8661; URL-http://www.idea-group.com ITB13147

DOI: 10.4018/joeuc.2005100103

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@article{Knight2005TheCD, title={The Changing Demographics: The Diminishing Role of Age and Gender in Computer Usage}, author={Michael B. Knight and J. Michael Pearson}, journal={JOEUC}, year={2005}, volume={17}, pages={49-65} }