An integrated framework for theories of individual attitudes toward technology

Tate, Mary, Evermann, Joerg, & Gable, Guy G. (2015) An integrated framework for theories of individual attitudes toward technology. Information & Management, 52(6), pp. 710-727.

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Abstract

Theories of individual attitudes toward IT include task technology fit (TTF), technology acceptance model (TAM), unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT), cognitive fit, expectation disconfirmation, and computer self-efficacy. Examination of these theories reveals three main concerns. First, the theories mostly ‘‘black box’’ (or omit) the IT artifact. Second, appropriate mid-range theory is not developed to contribute to disciplinary progress and to serve the needs of our practitioner community. Third, theories are overlapping but incommensurable. We propose a theoretical framework that harmonizes these attitudinal theories and shows how they can be specialized to include relevant IS phenomenon.

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ID Code: 87382
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Theory building, Theory integration, Framework, Attitudes toward IT, Individuals
DOI: 10.1016/j.im.2015.06.005
ISSN: 0378-7206
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Theory (080611)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2015 01:39
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 21:58

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