A Comparative Study of Acceptance and Use of ICT among University Academic Staff of ADSU and LASU: Nigeria

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Author(s) Oye, N. D. | A.Iahad, N. | Ab.Rahim, N.
Pages 40-52
Volume 1
Issue 1
Date January, 2012
Keywords Behavioral intention, University academicians, ICT, UTAUT model, Acceptance, Usage.
Abstract

This research is on the comparative study of the intention to accept and use ICT among university academic staff of Adamawa State University (ADSU) and Lagos state University (LASU). 100 UTAUT survey questionnaires were administered to each of the university. The data collected was runned by SPSS version 17. The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model theory was verified using regression analysis to understand the behavioral intention of ADSU and LASU academic staff to accept and use ICT in their workplace. By comparing ADSU and LASU, the study confirms that UTAUT model predict successful acceptance of ICT usage in both universities. The regression results show that the most influential predictor of academic staff intention to accept and use ICT in ADSU is Effort expectancy (EE), while that of LASU is Performance expectancy (PE). The study further confirms that in both institutions some of the academicians are still having the fear of using ICT for their teaching and learning. The comparison also shows that both ADSU and LASU do not have intention to reject ICT acceptance and usage in their workplace. Again the findings reveals that, the most influential construct outside UTAUT model influencing the behavioral intention of the academic staff to accept and use ICT in ADSU and LASU is attitudes towards use of technology. The knowledge gained from this study is beneficiary to the University administrators, academic staff and the Nigerian ICT policy makers.

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