Exploring a Broader View of Technology Acceptance

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Title: Exploring a Broader View of Technology Acceptance
Author: Steel, Douglas
Abstract: The primary aim of this dissertation is to establish the generalizability of the scale items used to measure 5 psychological acceptance constructs proposed by Schwarz and Chin (2007 ) . While an initial test of validity and reliability was established by Schwarz (2003 ) using covariance -based structural equation modeling , a stronger test was performed to establish the generalizability of the items through a series of multigroup invariance tests . Having used 3 new independent data sets , we present the results of the combinatorial analyses of 3 pairwise comparisons of the data sets as well as a test comparing all 3 data sets simultaneously . Both confirmatory factor models and structural models were applied to examine whether item measures are identically reliable and whether the relationships among these 5 constructs also remain the same . Structurally , two models incorporating these 5 constructs were applied to predict an overall general acceptance construct and the construct of infusion . While the nomological relationships among these acceptance constructs varied as expected , the correlations and item loadings remain invariant . Therefore , the results answer the questions : (1 ) Can the acceptance constructs proposed by Schwarz and Chin be captured by reliable and accurate measures ? (2 ) Are these constructs distinct from one another ? and (3 ) Do they act similarly in different contexts ? Finally , to provide a platform for more research on workplace outcomes , this research explores the notion of technology infusion , an important form of usage . Given that the 5 psychological acceptance constructs have predictive value toward infusion , we establish a means for further study of the concept .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10657 /ETD -UH -2010 -05 -40
Date: 2012-09-28

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Exploring a Broader View of Technology Acceptance. Doctoral dissertation, University of Houston. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10657 /ETD -UH -2010 -05 -40 .

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