M. Pohl, M. Lanzenberger:
"How to Explain the Underrepresentation of Women in Computer Science Studies
in:"Current Issues in Computing and Philosophy Volume 175 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
", IOS Press, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-58603-876-2, S. 181 - 190.
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An overview of recent research concerning the underrepresentation of women in computer science studies indicates that this problem might be more complex than previously assumed. The percentage of female computer science students varies from country to country, and there is also some indication that gender stereotypes are defined differently in different cultures. Gender stereotypes concerning technology are deeply embedded in the dominant culture and often contradictory. Only a few general assertions can be made about the development of the inclusion or exclusion of women from computer science. In addition, there does not seem to be a specific female style of computer usage. Concepts of diversity and ambivalence seem to be more appropriate but difficult to realize. All this makes the development of appropriate interventions for overcoming the underrepresentation of women in computer science studies a very complex process.