Title: The moderating effect of information technology on the relationship between self-efficacy and self-management for patients with type (2) diabetes in Jordan
Authors: Fadi Taher Qutaishat
Addresses: Faculty of Business, Department of Management Information Systems, Al-Balqa Applied University, P.O. Box 19117, Al-Salt, Jordan
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the moderating effect of Information Technology on the relationship between self-efficacy and self-management for patients with type (2) diabetes in Jordan. To achieve this, a survey questionnaire was developed and then distributed to participants of this study. Participants were chosen based on their diagnosis with diabetes (type (2) only) and also based on their experience of using Information Technology to access diabetes-related information. Several statistical tests were used to examine the research hypotheses including descriptive analysis, simple regression analysis and moderated hierarchical regression. It was evident according to the results of this study that self-efficacy was a predictor for self-management, and information technology positively moderated the relationship between these variables.
Keywords: self-efficacy; self-management; information technology; type (2) diabetes; Jordan.
International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 2018 Vol.10 No.1/2, pp.81 - 95
Received: 19 Nov 2016
Accepted: 30 Sep 2017
Published online: 25 May 2018 *