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Impact of peer influence and government support for successful adoption of technology for vocational education: A quantitative study using PLS-SEM technique

Sheshadri Chatterjee (), Kalyan Kumar Bhattacharjee (), Chia-Wen Tsai () and Amit Kumar Agrawal ()
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Sheshadri Chatterjee: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kalyan Kumar Bhattacharjee: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Chia-Wen Tsai: Ming Chuan University
Amit Kumar Agrawal: Indian Institute of Information Technology

Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, 2021, vol. 55, issue 6, No 6, 2064 pages

Abstract: Abstract Government of India (GOI) has introduced Vocational Education and Training (VET) program. Technology adoption along with peer influence and government support are perceived to be few of the important aspects for successful adoption of technology for VET. In this background, the purpose of this study is to identify the factors that would impact use of technology for VET and to assess how peer influence and government support would moderate such impact. Through studies of literature and theory, some hypotheses have been formulated with development of a model conceptually. These have been tested through statistical analysis with survey involving 326 respondents. The study has highlighted that perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use for the usage of technology in vocational education and training in terms of TAM3 could impact the users’ attitude to actual use the technology for vocational education and training by enhancing the behavioral intention of the users. This study also highlights that the moderating effects of peer influence and government support could enhance the intention of the users to use technology for vocational education and training.

Keywords: Technology adoption; Peer influence; Government support; Vocational education and training; Education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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