SOCIAL, ORGANIZATIONAL, DEMOGRAPHY AND INDIVIDUALS’ TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE BEHAVIOUR: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL

  • Muhammad Sharif Abbasi Department of Public Administration, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Ali Tarhini Researcher, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom
  • Mohammed Hassouna Computing and Information Systems Department, Faculty of Architecture and Humanities, University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
  • Farwa Shah Department of Public Administration, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan

Abstract

The main aim of this paper is to propose a conceptual model of technology acceptance that explains how individual, social, organizational factors affect the users’ behavioural intention to use technology by academics for teaching and learning activities. More specifically, the proposed model extends the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to include nine constructs namely, peer influence, superior influence, resource facilitation, technology facilitations; self-efficacy, academic tasks, nonacademic tasks, government support, and finally, institute support. In addition, seven demographic and situational moderators (age, education level, organisation type, academic position, voluntariness and usage experience) are hypothesized to have a moderating effect on individuals’ acceptance behaviour. This model provides valuable insights into the factors that influence the acceptance or resistance of Internet and technology by intended users and offers opportunities for future research in understanding the acceptance of technology.

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Published
2015-03-30
How to Cite
Abbasi, M. S., Tarhini, A., Hassouna, M., & Shah, F. (2015). SOCIAL, ORGANIZATIONAL, DEMOGRAPHY AND INDIVIDUALS’ TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE BEHAVIOUR: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(9). Retrieved from http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/5279