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Interactivity and Trust as Antecedents of E-Training Use Intention in Nigeria: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach

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Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor 81310, Malaysia
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School of Management and Information Technology, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola 640221, Nigeria
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Behav. Sci. 2017, 7(3), 47; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs7030047
Received: 2 June 2017 / Revised: 7 July 2017 / Accepted: 11 July 2017 / Published: 18 July 2017
Background: The last few decades saw an intense development in information technology (IT) and it has affected the ways organisations achieve their goals. Training, in every organisation is an ongoing process that aims to update employees’ knowledge and skills towards goals attainment. Through adequate deployment of IT, organisations can effectively meet their training needs. However, for successful IT integration in training, the employees who will use the system should be positively disposed towards it. This study predicts employees’ intention to use the e-training system by extending the technology acceptance model (TAM) using interactivity and trust. Methods: Two hundred and fourteen employees participated in the study and structural equation modelling was used in the analysis. Results: The findings of the structural equation modelling reveal that interactivity, trust, perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use have direct and positive effects on employees’ intention to use e-training. It was also shown that perceived ease of use had no effects on perceived usefulness, while trust has the strongest indirect effects on employees’ intention. In addition, the results of Importance-Performance Map Analysis (IPMA), which compares the contributions of each construct to the importance and performance of the model, indicate that to predict intention to use e-training, priorities should be accorded to trust and perceived usefulness. View Full-Text
Keywords: e-training; interactivity; trust; perceived ease of use; perceived usefulness e-training; interactivity; trust; perceived ease of use; perceived usefulness
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Alkali, A.U.; Abu Mansor, N.N. Interactivity and Trust as Antecedents of E-Training Use Intention in Nigeria: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach. Behav. Sci. 2017, 7, 47.

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