Use of technology in the household: An exploratory study

Barcus Jackson, Caroline Howard, Phillip Laplante

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Abstract

Since the 1980s, personal computer ownership has become ubiquitous, and people are increasingly using household technologies for a wide variety of purposes. Extensive IS research has resulted in useful models to explain workplace technology acceptance and household technology adoption. Studies have also found the determinants underlying technology acceptance in the workplace and household adoption are very different from the determinants of household use. Thus, while a great deal is known about workplace acceptance and household adoption, less is known about household technology use. As home computer use becomes prevalent, fewer households are left to adopt and it becomes increasingly important to understand household use. This paper presents the results of an exploratory study of 202 users of household personal computers to test a new model derived from the Model of Acceptance of Technology in the Household (MATH) and another behavior model based on a Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStrategic Adoption of Technological Innovations
PublisherIGI Global
Pages268-278
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781466627833
ISBN (Print)1466627824, 9781466627826
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 31 2013

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Jackson, B., Howard, C., & Laplante, P. (2013). Use of technology in the household: An exploratory study. In Strategic Adoption of Technological Innovations (pp. 268-278). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2782-6.ch016