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ERIC Number: ED563601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 191
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-6253-2
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Examining Internet Usage Demographic Differences and the Relationship between Internet Usage and Business Outcomes in Sierra Leone
Kamara, Mohamed K.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University
This study utilized the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) to determine Internet users' perceptions and behavioral intentions to accept Wi-Fi technology deployment in Sierra Leone. The study sought to investigate (a) the Internet usage rates before and after Wi-Fi adaption in Freetown; (b) differences in Internet usage patterns among Internet users in Sierra Leone; and (c) the relationship between Internet use and perceived business outcomes, which indicated a gap in the literature reviewed for the current study. The study used a quantitative descriptive research design using an online survey as a principal approach for data collection. The sample consisted of 150 Internet users who responded to an online survey. Analysis of variance and Pearson's product moment correlation coefficients were used for data analyses. Research results indicated that regardless of age, gender, or job position, the people of the Sierra Leone have positive perceptions and behavioral intentions for Wi-Fi technology. The results of this study demonstrated no statistical significant differences in age, gender, and job position amongst Internet users. The results indicated statistical significance in (a) Internet usage rates before and after Wi-Fi adaption in Freetown, (b) Internet usage patterns among Internet users in Sierra Leone, and (c) the relationship between Internet use and perceived business outcomes, as measured by the performance expectancy subscale of UTAUT. The results of this investigation provide insight on Wi-Fi technology capable of impacting future Internet usage in Sierra Leone. Knowledge gained may sociologically or psychologically encourage sustainable initiatives for more advanced wireless fidelity, or facilitate the use of other innovations and modernisms in technologies. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sierra Leone