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Influences of contextual variables on the intention to use technology in education

Teo, T.ORCID: 0000-0002-7552-8497 (2013) Influences of contextual variables on the intention to use technology in education. Campus-Wide Information Systems, 30 (2). pp. 95-105.

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the influences of selected individual, technological and implementation variables on the intention to use technology, among a sample of primary school teachers in Singapore. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 385 teachers from 18 primary schools completed a survey questionnaire measuring their responses to six constructs that are categorized into in three contexts in which teachers' intention to use technology was influenced. Latent variable modeling was used as the technique for data analysis. Findings: The results showed that teachers' intention to use technology was not significantly influenced by the three contexts. However, each of the three contexts was significantly explained by their variables. The results suggest that the teachers in this study may have conceptualized the influences on their intention to use technology differently than commercial users of technology, as seen from the information sciences literature. Originality/value: This study contributes to our understanding of what influences the intention to use technology among educational users. While much research has been focused at the variable level, this study examines the contexts in which variables interact with each other.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright: © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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