Users Acceptance of Management Information System in University Environment: Applying UTAUT in Preparatory Year Program of Jazan University
Dr. Naief G. Azyabi

This study has been conducted to identify various advantages associated with the Infosys in the Preparatory Year Program (PYP, henceforth), as also to identify factors which influence behavioural intentions and user intentions towards the same. We have opted for a quantitative research method applied on data collected through the primary sources, i.e., questionnaire and survey from the concerned populace, such as faculty and admin officers. The model used comprised of four factors, including performance expectancy, effort expectancy, influencing conditions and social influence on behaviour intentions towards the Infosys. Four moderating variables have also been used to be applied on every factor individually and to find the correlation and statistical significance for the extraction of a more accurate and coherent results and findings. Data have been collected from a sample size of more than a hundred participants comprising of faculty, students and admin officers spread across more than 40 courses. The data was then analysed using the analytical tools in SPSS applying linear regression as well as multiple regression on the variables including main variables and the moderating ones as well. Linear regression has been applied to extract the results about the statistical significance and the correlation among various variables which was taken as the moderating variables comprising of age, experience, and voluntariness of use and the gender of the participant. Four main hypotheses were developed to find the influence of the main variables – performance expectancy, effort expectancy, influencing conditions and social influence on the behaviour intentions, while each hypothesis dealt with the individual variable to find the influence associated to it. Afterwards, multiple regressions were applied to find which of the factors has more influence and correlation with behaviour intentions and user intentions towards PYP Infosys. Through the data analysis in SPSS, it has been found that performance expectancy has been more correlated and resulted in a positive linkage with the use of PYP Infosys at Jazan University. However, the variables have been found less correlated and statistically less significant in case of others. Effort expectancy were analysed through the implementation of analytical tools to find correlation among the moderating variables of age and experience. But effort expectancy has been found not correlated to behavioural intentions. Linear regression demonstrates that the effort expectancy has positive linkage with user intentions. Third variable was the influencing conditions and it has been found that the influencing conditions also have a positive linkage and influence over user intentions towards PYP Infosys. All the variables which were selected for the research have been found having positive linkage with behaviour intentions. The moderating factors although have been found having weak linkage with the main factors. According to the evidence found in the existing literature and researches, and also the results of this study, the advantages of information system in educational institutes and educational divisions are imminent and that the educational establishments are increasingly willing to implement information systems irrespective of whether they know about it or not.

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