Computers and Sexism: Does the Apple Really Belong to Adam?

Year: 1985

Author: Fitzgerald, Donald, Hattie, John

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

It is commonly argued that females tend to not use computers as much and as competently as males. The evidence for this belief has so far been sparse. This paper reports the results of a meta- analysis of USA studies demonstrating an effect size .10. This result suggests no clear differences between males and females. Some moderators of the overall finding are discussed.
Further, results from two nationwide samples of students, parents, teachers, and principals are discussed with respect to sex differences in computing in Adstralian schools.