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Investigating the influence of individually espoused cultural values on teachers’ intentions to use educational technologies in Chinese universities

Teo, T.ORCID: 0000-0002-7552-8497 and Huang, F. (2019) Investigating the influence of individually espoused cultural values on teachers’ intentions to use educational technologies in Chinese universities. Interactive Learning Environments, 27 (5-6). pp. 813-829.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2018.1489856
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Abstract

This study used the technology acceptance model to examine the influence of individually espoused cultural values on teachers’ intentions to use technology in Chinese universities. To address the limitations of model parsimony, the lack of studies in developing countries and the cultural biases in the technology acceptance literature, this study was conducted in a developing country – China. It extended the constructs of subjective norms and facilitating conditions into the technology acceptance model and investigated the influence of individually espoused cultural values on technology acceptance. The four cultural value dimensions, including masculinity versus femininity, individualism versus collectivism, uncertainty avoidance, and long-term versus short-term orientation, were measured at the individual level, as technology acceptance was considered an individual concern. To test the hypothesised model, data from 502 teachers in Chinese universities were analysed using structural equation modelling. The results revealed that technology acceptance model was a valid framework for explaining Chinese teachers’ technology acceptance. Perceived usefulness, subjective norms, attitudes towards use and culture were all significant determinants of behavioural intentions, with attitudes towards use having the largest effect. This study demonstrated the significant influence of subjective norms on perceived usefulness. Specifically, it showed that they facilitated the influence of perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness on attitudes toward use.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Copyright: © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/46599
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