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ERIC Number: ED374480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Pages: 24
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Resistance to the Adoption of Computer Communication Technology by Communication Faculty.
Herling, Thomas J.
A study examined adoption of computer communication technology by communication faculty in a sample of schools of communication in which online database services and electronic mail were made available to individual faculty members without cost or access barriers. A mail survey sent to 178 faculty at 10 institutions was returned by 115 faculty, for a return rate of 64.6%. Results indicated that: (1) only a little more than half of the respondents reported using the computer services (Mead Data Central's Lexis/Nexis full-text database service) or electronic mail; (2) neither gender nor age nor availability of a computer at the workplace were related to computer use; and (3) almost all of the professors said they used a personal computer for some purpose, mostly word processing. Results also indicated that a scale based on S. Ram's Model of Innovation Resistance predicted usage of Lexis/Nexis. (Contains 39 notes and four tables of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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