The Role of Contextual Support in Increasing Information Systems Enrollments
Seidman College of Business
Over the last decade, enrollment in information systems (IS) related programs has plummeted worldwide and still remains low despite positive job market predictions. Given the significant negative consequences of low enrollments on both academia and industry, the IS community has focused its efforts on mechanisms to increase enrollments. This study investigates how such a mechanism - social support - influences students' aspirations to pursue an IS degree. More specifically, the study suggests that social support, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and interests are expected to independently and cumulatively affect students' choice of IS.
The International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS2011)
London, United Kingdom
Akbulut Bailey, Asli, "The Role of Contextual Support in Increasing Information Systems Enrollments" (2011). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 215.