Issue No. 06 - November/December (2008 vol. 10)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MITP.2008.134
?ngel Garc?a-Crespo , Universidad de Carlos III de Madrid
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios , Universidad de Carlos III de Madrid
Juan Miguel G?mez-Berb? , Universidad de Carlos III de Madrid
Edmundo Tovar-Caro , Universidad Polit?cnica de Madrid
The power of technology and its impact on the average IT employee's working life has led to new job titles and responsibilities. IT workers' increased visibility also correlates to a new social image reflected in the media. The authors completed an empirical study to examine how IT workers are portrayed, particularly on television, and the resulting perception of the profession, which future IT professionals will likely reflect.
computing profession, IT stereotypes, personality traits, IT as a profession, IT professionals
R. Colomo-Palacios, J. M. G?mez-Berb?, E. Tovar-Caro and ?. Garc?a-Crespo, "The IT Crowd: Are We Stereotypes?," in IT Professional, vol. 10, no. , pp. 24-27, 2008.