ERIC Number: EJ795985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Factors Affecting E-Collaboration Technology Use among Management Students
Padilla-Melendez, A.; Garrido-Moreno, A.; Del Aguila-Obra, A. R.
Computers & Education, v51 n2 p609-623 Sep 2008
This paper describes an exploratory study of 225 management students in a medium-sized university in southern Spain. The influences of gender and previous experience as determinants of technology use were analysed. Furthermore, a modified Technology Acceptance Model, using SEM, was applied to explain the influence of perceived computer self-efficacy on the intention to use Internet-based e-collaboration technologies in the learning-teaching process. This was completed with qualitative data from unstructured interviews with ten students. Our results suggest that the management student cannot be considered an advanced user of the Internet. Computer self-efficacy has a positive influence on intention to use the system. This intention is also influenced by attitude towards the system, but not directly by perceived usefulness. These and other contradictory findings are analysed in the paper.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Intention, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Internet, Business Administration Education, College Students, Gender Differences, Computer Mediated Communication, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Structural Equation Models, Influences, Knowledge Level, Student Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain