Predicting the acceptance of unit guide information systems

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Information Systems can play an important role in ensuring and improving the quality of education provided. However, lack of acceptance of these information systems and resistance of technology innovations by the end users limit the expected benefits of the system. This research attempts to identify the key determinants for the acceptance of the Unit Guide Information Systems (UGIS) in the Australian higher education sector. The technology acceptance model (TAM), social cognitive theory (SCT) and model of PC utilization (MPCU) are combined to provide a new framework for this analysis. Results of the study are consistent with the technology acceptance factors for explaining the behavioural intention of the academics. The study also shows the effects of application specific self-efficacy, application specific anxiety and social influence on the acceptance of UGIS. Implications of the results are discussed within the context of unit guides and curriculum mapping. Atif, Richards and Bilgin

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2012: Location, Location, Location
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems
EditorsJohn Lamp
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherDeakin University
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781741561722
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2012 - Geelong, VIC, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20125 Dec 2012


Other23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2012
CityGeelong, VIC

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