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Application of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology to the Use of ICT by Undergraduates in the School of Education, Makerere University

TitleApplication of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology to the Use of ICT by Undergraduates in the School of Education, Makerere University
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBakkabulindi, FEK, Mugagga, AM, Shopi, JM, Kabasiita, J
JournalAfrican Higher Education Review
Volume9
Issue1
Date PublishedSept 2015
KeywordsAdoption (Ideas), Computer Attitudes, Correlation, Demography, educational innovation, Educational Practices, Expectation, Foreign Countries, Hypothesis Testing, Influence of Technology, Likert Scales, Multiple Regression Analysis, Performance Factors, Predictor Variables, Schools of Education, Social Influences, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Surveys, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students
Abstract

This survey sought to establish how performance expectancy (PE), effort expectancy (EE), social influence (SI) and facilitating conditions (FC) related to the use of ICT by undergraduate students in the School of Education at Makerere University. Descriptive analysis was done using percentages and means, while hypotheses were tested using Multiple Regression. The results suggested that EE and FC were significant positive correlates of the use of ICT, while PE and SI were not. These findings imply that to enhance the use of ICT by the undergraduates in the School, the ICT change agents have to enhance and maintain the EE or perceived user friendliness of ICT by acquiring ICTs that are user friendly ICT, that is, whose user interfaces (e.g. screens) give clues to users on what to enter and how to enter, in addition to being accompanied by user manuals. They also have to raise and maintain FC that is the levels of perceived compatibility of ICT among the students by soliciting their views on what hardware and software should be acquired.