Authors: Loh Wai Ling; Wan Fatimah Wan Ahmad; Termit Kaur Ranjit Singh
Addresses: Saint Bernadette's Convent Secondary School, 31000 Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia ' Department of Computer and Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Petronas, Malaysia ' School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia
Abstract: This study hopes to provide an in-depth understanding on the computers adoption and acceptance issues among educators in Malaysian schools. The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model developed was utilised to identify the strength of predictors for educators' behavioural intention to adopt, accept and utilise computers in the process of learning and teaching. Questionnaires were distributed to 40 secondary school educators in Perak Darul Ridzuan with 400 returned and a 100% return rate. Statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) version 17 was utilised for data analysis. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was also used to appraise the measurement and structural model. Performance expectancy (PE) (0.323, p < 0.05), Facilitating Conditions (FC) (0.520) and the new construct perceived needs (PN) (0.530) predicted significantly behavioural intention (BI) to use computers, while effort expectancy (EE) and social influence (SI) were statistically not significant. Studies in the future should include educators from other schools in other states in Malaysia for more and better reliable outcomes as well as conclusions.
Keywords: computer usage; educators; UTAUT model; predictors; PE; EE; SI; FC; PN; BI to use; statistical package for the social sciences; SPSS; structural equation modeling; SEM.
International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2020 Vol.33 No.1, pp.144 - 155
Received: 05 Dec 2016
Accepted: 28 Oct 2017
Published online: 30 Jan 2020 *