Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Information Technology (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Cheryl Aasheim


As the role of the information technology professional expands, an increasing amount of technology employees are experiencing workplace exhaustion. Adding to that stress, women face other obstacles as minorities in the field. This project identifies characteristics of how gender influences perceived stress and exhaustion in the technology workplace. Through the use of statistics and spreadsheets, this study analyzes survey data regarding information technology professional job perceptions. Expanding upon previous research on this data set, this study adds the element of gender. It was discovered that men were more likely to experience stressors such as role conflict, role ambiguity, and a greater perceived workload. Women were more likely to experience emotional dissonance stressors such as positive display rules, apparent sincerity, social astuteness, and avoidance of conflict.