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ERIC Number: EJ1085021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
An Assessment of Readiness and Barriers towards ICT Programme Implementation: Perceptions of Agricultural Extension Officers in Indonesia
Purnomo, Sutrisno Hadi; Lee, Yi-Hsuan
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v6 n3 p19-36 2010
This study investigates agricultural extension officers' perception of readiness and barriers towards implementation of ICT programme. Data were gathered from 312 extension officers affiliated with public organisations of the Ministry of Agriculture in four regencies of Indonesia. Descriptive statistics, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and one-way ANOVA were applied to analyse the data. In order to provide better insights, this study adopts the assessment model of e-LRS to measure the readiness of ICT programme implementation. The first finding reveals that they perceived that three out of the four factors of readiness as positive. The e-LRS assessment revealed that they perceived farmer readiness as lowest and thus considered it as a barrier. The second finding reveals that technological and organisational cultures were also seen as the main barriers of ICT programme implementation. The third findings show that they felt that the two demographic variables, regency and age, must also be considered when ICT programmes are implemented. The results of this study can provide guidance to the government or relevant organisations when considering readiness and barriers towards implementing ICT programmes. In addition, this study advances the theory of adoption behavior and contributes to the foundation for future research aimed at improving our understanding of agricultural extension officers' behavior.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia