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Factors affecting e-training adoption: an examination of perceived cost, computer self-efficacy and the technology acceptance model


Zainab, Bello and Awais Bhatti, Muhammad and Alshagawi, Mohammed (2017) Factors affecting e-training adoption: an examination of perceived cost, computer self-efficacy and the technology acceptance model. Behaviour & Information Technology, 36 (12). pp. 1261-1273. ISSN 0144-929X

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to highlight the role that perceived cost, computer self-efficacy and the technology acceptance model (TAM) constructs have in e-training adoption in the Nigerian civil service. With the use of the SmartPLS 2.0 M3 software, a framework that included perceived cost, computer self-efficacy and TAM constructs (perceived usefulness (PU) and perceived ease of use (PEOU)) was tested on 450 heads of departments. Scales on perceived cost, computer self-efficacy, PU and PEOU developed by previous studies were modified accordingly and used. This paper found perceived cost to have a significant effect on e-training adoption. Computer self-efficacy was statistically insignificant through PEOU. In addition, PEOU had an indirect effect through PU. Therefore, only PU of the TAM constructs indicated strong predictive strength in e-training adoption. This paper showed that with e-training adoption, facilities such as computers can be put in place, which can improve the outlook of the civil service. In addition, the cost that is usually associated with traditional training can be reduced, increasing the opportunity to invest in other aspects of the civil service which can help in adding to the overall performance. Relationships were examined in this paper, which were shown to be favourable to e-training adoption in the Nigerian civil service.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: TAM; perceived cost; computer self-efficacy; e-training; civil service; Nigeria
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 00:54
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 00:54
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24469

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