Contributing Factors to the Attitudes Toward Using Informationand Communication Technology(ICT)Among Students of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, School of Management

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Saeed Talebi 1 , * , Alireza Mooghali 1 , Mohamad Hassan Seif 1

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1 Iran

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 8 (1); e59587
Published Online: July 15, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 07, 2017
Accepted: February 08, 2011

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Background & Objective: The main audience of information technology is human resources and in the case of lack of positive attitude toward information technology, the desired results can not be achieved. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate factors related to the attitudes toward the use of ICT among the students of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, School of Management. Methods: The present correlation study was performed on the students of School of Management, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Data collection instrument was a standard questionnaire and data were analyzed by path analysis and Lisrel software. Results: Variables of computer self-efficacy (0.23), perceived ease of using technology (0.37) and perceived usefulness of technology (0.28) had significant direct relationship with attitude toward use of ICT. Computer experience (0.14), computer self-efficacy (0.20) and perceived ease of using technology (0.18) showed significant direct effect on perceived usefulness of technology. It is also observed that computer experience (0.27) and computer self-efficacy (0.18) have significant direct effect on perceived ease of using technology and finally variable of computer experience (0.29) showed significant direct effect on computer self-efficacy. Conclusion: Among the studied variables, perceived ease of using technology had the greatest impact on the attitude toward ICT use and also the model showed appropriate and acceptable fitness with data.

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Attitude Experience Information Technology

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