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Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences >> Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2017

Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences

Effectiveness of Telecentre using a Model of Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT): Structural Equation Modeling Approach

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Author Abdulwahab, L, Zulkhairi Md Dahalin
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 402-412
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 9
Issue Date September 01, 2011
Publishing Date September 01, 2011
Keywords ICTs, Digital divide, Developing countries, Disadvantage communities, User acceptance


Abstract

In most of the developing countries, Telecentres’ have been set up in some unserved and underserved areas. The purpose of this initiative is to provide an avenue for communal access to reduce the effect of digital divide. Even though, Governments, NGOs’ and International Organizations are promoting these initiatives’, its acceptance and effectiveness are minimal. Therefore, this paper investigates the main determinants of user acceptance through a survey by gathering empirical evidence based on the revised Unified Theory of Acceptance and the Use of Technology (UTAUT). Data collected from 182 respondents in Nigeria were tested against the research model using the structural equation modeling approach. The proposed model fits the data well. Results show that, User acceptance of Telecentre was demonstrated by performance expectancy; social influence, management effectiveness, program effectiveness and facilitating conditions. The findings of this research provide implications for the research and practice of Telecentre development and implementation in developing countries.  

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