Application of the technology acceptance model to assess the use and preferences of ICTs among field-level extension officers in Bangladesh

Khondokar H. Kabir, Fuad Hassan, Most Zannatun Nahar Mukta, Debashis Roy, Dietrich Darr, Holli Leggette, S. M.Asik Ullah

    研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

    5 被引用数 (Scopus)

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    Investment in ICTs has not always yielded the expected results due to inadequate usage of ICTs by extension staffs. Our study aims to present a more general account of the use of ICTs and preferences of extension and advisory workers at the grassroots level. Following the technology acceptance model (TAM) and Dillman survey method, a google form was used to collect data from 131 sub-district level extension officers covering 48 (out of 64) districts of Bangladesh. Descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling was used to analyse the data and test the complex causal relationship of TAM components. Results revealed that the extension and advisory workers obtained ICT tools from the extension organization but received insufficient organizational supports to purchase internet packages, maintenance costs, and training to continue the use of it. Factor like perceived usefulness of ICTs positively influenced the extension workers' intention to use ICT-based information systems. A better understanding of the underlying reasoning behind the intention to use ICTs could aid future intervention design and facilitate ICT adoption in extension services in Bangladesh and beyond.

    本文言語英語
    論文番号100027
    ジャーナルDigital Geography and Society
    3
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    出版ステータス出版済み - 1月 2022

    !!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • 社会科学(その他)
    • 地理、計画および開発
    • 開発
    • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
    • 情報システム

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