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ERIC Number: ED551209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 272
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ISBN: 978-1-2677-3546-1
Determinants of User Adoption of Policy and Procedure Software: An Examination of Relationships between Task-Specific Computer Self-Efficacy, Perceived Relevance, Perceived Complexity and Predictions of Intent to Use Information Technology
Brown, Lori Jill
ProQuest LLC, D.H.A. Dissertation, Central Michigan University
For nurses or physicians practicing in any healthcare setting today, nothing seems to be as unsettling then change associated with the introduction of new information technology. The need for information technology has created a new host of challenges that do not easily align to clinical practice. In this study, perceptions of usefulness, ease of use, relevance, complexity and self-efficacy were examined relative to understanding what creates intention to use information technology. Clinicians from three hospitals participated by completing a survey designed to target their perceptions of these constructs as related to the introduction of a policy and procedure software product as an example of new information technology designed to support clinical care. Using multiple regression methodology, relationships between individual constructs were explored and evaluated as predictors of intention to use information technology. The findings of this study indicate that Perceived Usefulness and Perceived Relevance are of paramount importance to both of these groups of knowledge based workers, but most particularly to physicians. Furthermore, the study findings indicate that Task Specific-Computer Self Efficacy builds with increased exposure to information technology. The results of this study support plausible application for immediate improvement in launching new information technology for nurses and physicians. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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