Factors Affecting the Adoption of ICT by Administrators in the University for Development Studies Tamale: Empirical Evidence from the UTAUT Model

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Adu-Gyamfi, Mavis
Alhassan, Ibrahim
Kassim, Bawa Abdallah
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International Journal of Sustainability Management and Information Technologies
The study of technology acceptance is a constantly developing field, perhaps, resulting from the ever evolvement of new technologies. Models and theories have been developed to address and determine technology user acceptance behaviour. The study adopted the UTAUT model, which is considered parsimonious and comprehensive because of its eclectic nature. The study thus examined the critical predictors of behavioural intentions and the relationships that exist among the predictor variables in the ICT adoption context in the University for Development Studies, Tamale in Ghana. The study surveyed 100 respondents using self-administered questionnaire. The findings of the study indicate that the adopted model for the study explains 67.3% of the variation in behavioural intention to adopt ICT. It also found that facilitating conditions exert the strongest influence on behavioural intention than the rest of the predictor variables in the research context. Whereas performance expectancy was the least influential, social influence and effort expectancy were second and third respectively. Theoretically, the study fills the dearth of application of technology acceptance models in understanding the critical determinants of behavioural intention in Universities’ staff ICT adoption context. It also provides valuable implications for management of Higher Institutions of Learning.
Ibrahim, A., Adu-Gyamfi, M., & Kassim, B. A. (2018). Factors affecting the adoption of ICT by administrators in the university for development studies tamale: empirical evidence from the UTAUT model. International Journal of Sustainability Management and Information Technologies, 4(1), 1-9.