Analyzing the Influence of Diffusion of Innovation Attributes on Lecturers’ Attitude Towards Information and Communication Technologies

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dc.contributor.author Ntemana, Tšoenyo Julia
dc.contributor.author Olatokun, Wole
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-05T08:16:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-05T08:16:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Ntemana, T. J. & Olatokun, W. (2012). Analyzing the Influence of Diffusion of Innovation Attributes on Lecturers’ Attitude Towards Information and Communication Technologies. Human Technology, Volume 8 (2), pp. 179-197. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201211203034. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/40534
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the influence of the five attributes of diffusion of innovation theory—relative advantage, complexity, compatibility, trialability, and observability—on lecturers’ use of information and communication technologies. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 213 lecturers across the seven faculties and one institute at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument; the reliability of the multiple item scales ranged between 0.71 and 0.97. Collected data were first structured into grouped frequency distributions, and stepwise multiple regressions were used to test the five hypotheses formulated. At 0.05 level of significance, the attributes relative advantage, complexity, and observability were found to have a positive influence on attitude of lecturers toward using ICTs, with observability having the highest influence. To enhance widespread use of ICTs, it is recommended that NUL’s administration organize relevant training and deploy user-friendly ICTs. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.uri http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.rights © 2012 Tšoenyo Julia Ntemana and Wole Olatokun, and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.subject.other ICT adoption
dc.subject.other diffusion of innovation
dc.subject.other ICT use
dc.subject.other university lecturers
dc.title Analyzing the Influence of Diffusion of Innovation Attributes on Lecturers’ Attitude Towards Information and Communication Technologies
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201211203034
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
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eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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