Explaining Intention to Use an Information Technology Innovation: an empirical comparison of the perceived characteristics of innovating and technology acceptance models

  • Sam Jebeile Macquarie University
  • Robert Reeve Macquarie University
Keywords: Compatibility, diffusion of innovations, DOI, perceived characteristics of innovating model, PCIM, perceived ease of use, PEU, perceived usefulness, PU, result demonstrability, technology acceptance model, TAM

Abstract

This study examines the issue of technology acceptance in a multi-campus secondary college in Sydney, Australia. Seventy-five teachers across two campuses were surveyed as to their perceptions regarding technology acceptance. Regression analysis was used to compare the explanatory power of the perceived characteristics of innovating model (PCIM), and the technology acceptance model (TAM). Both models explained a substantial amount of variation in technology acceptance. However, our findings suggest that it is preferable to use the PCIM, rather than the TAM, to explain intention to use an information technology innovation. Implications for both future research and practice are discussed.

Author Biographies

Sam Jebeile, Macquarie University
Lecturer Department of Accounting and Finance
Robert Reeve, Macquarie University
Associate Professor Department of Accounting and Finance
Published
2007-11-01
How to Cite
Jebeile, S., & Reeve, R. (2007). Explaining Intention to Use an Information Technology Innovation: an empirical comparison of the perceived characteristics of innovating and technology acceptance models. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 15(1). https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v15i1.34
Section
Research Articles