Title: Investigating the impact of information culture on the adoption of information system in public health sector of developing countries

Authors: Adnan Mukred; Dalbir Singh; Nurhizam Safie

Addresses: Research Center for Software Technology and Management (SOFTAM), Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM, Bangi Selangor, Malaysia ' Research Center for Software Technology and Management (SOFTAM), Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM, Bangi Selangor, Malaysia ' International Institute for Global Health, 56000 Cheras, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: Despite the importance of the information culture, little is known about the influence of information culture on the adoption of information systems (IS) among employees in public health sector of developing countries. This research explores the influence of information culture factors on employees' behavioural intention to adopt IS. Information culture factors have been suggested as important predictors of IS adoption. Quantitative structured questionnaire was administered to 312 employees in public health sectors of Yemen. SPSS and structural equation modelling (SEM) were used for data analysis and evaluation of the research model. The findings revealed that self-efficacy, social influence, performance expectancy and perceived access significantly influence employees' intention to adopt IS. However, perceived need, perceived information sharing, and effort expectancy influence attitude significantly which, in turn, influences their behavioural intention. In addition, perceived awareness negatively influences behavioural intention. Moreover, facilitating conditions and effort expectancy did not have any significant influence on employees' behavioural intention.

Keywords: technology adoption; behavioural intention; developing countries; information systems; information culture; public health; healthcare technology; UTAUT model; SPSS; structural equation modelling; SEM; self-efficacy; social influence; performance expectancy; perceived access; perceived need; perceived information sharing; effort expectancy; perceived awareness; facilitating conditions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2017.082036

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2017 Vol.24 No.3, pp.261 - 284

Available online: 27 Jan 2017 *

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