Identifying with IT in a digital world

M. Carter, D. Compeau, S. Petter

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As information technology pervades all aspects of our lives, researchers have begun to explore it as more than just a tool, but as an essential component of the self. We build on the conceptualization of IT identity advanced in prior research to explore the meanings people internalize about IT in an increasingly digital world. Through an ongoing multimethod research program, we seek to develop understanding of the identities people form through the process of self-identification with use of IT, how individuals come to identify differentially with IT, and the relationships between these identities and what, why, where, and when individuals interact with IT in their social worlds. In this short paper, we present our preliminary theorizing, our qualitative data analysis and our plans for analyzing data from two surveys that we have completed. If accepted, we will present the full analysis of the qualitative and quantitative results.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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