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ERIC Number: ED557823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 191
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ISBN: 978-1-3037-8803-1
Relationship of Self-Efficacy to Stages of Concern in the Adoption of Innovation in Higher Education
Marcu, Amber Diane
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
In this research, it was proposed that self-efficacy is the missing underlying psychological factor in innovation diffusion models of higher education. This is based upon research conducted in the fields of innovation-diffusion in higher education, technology adoption, self-efficacy, health and behavioral change. It was theorized that if self-efficacy is related to adoption, it could provide a quick-scoring method for adoption efficiency and effectiveness that would be easy to administer. The innovation-diffusion model used in this study was Hall and Hord's (1987) Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) and it's Seven Stages of Concern (SoC) About an Innovation. The SoC measures a user's perception of--and concerns about--an innovation over time. The self-efficacies under study were general, teaching, and technology. The scales used in this research instrument were Chen's New General Self-Efficacy (NGSE), Prieto's College Teaching Self-Efficacy Scale (CTSES), and Lichty's Teaching with Technology Self-efficacy scale (MUTEBI), respectively. This research hoped to uncover a relationship between self-efficacies and a Stage of Concern in the adoption of an instructional technology innovation, Google Apps for Education, at a large university institution. Over 150 quantitative responses were collected from a pool of 1,713 instructional faculty between late Fall 2012 and early Spring 2013 semesters. The response group was not representative of the larger population. Forty-six percent represented non-tenure track faculty compared to the expected 19 percent. Analysis using nominal logistic regression between self-efficacy and Stages of Concern revealed that no statistically significant relationship was found. Of note is that nearly all participants could be classified as being in the early-stages of an innovation adoption, possibly skewing the overall results. [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
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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