Teachers' digital technology access to motivation, skills and use: A structural equation modeling study

Habibi, Akhmad and Yaakob, Mohd Faiz Mohd and Mukminin, Amirul and Muhaimin, Muhaimin and Prasojo, Lantip Diat and Yusop, Farrah Dina and Muzakkir, Muzakkir (2021) Teachers' digital technology access to motivation, skills and use: A structural equation modeling study. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 73 (4). pp. 543-559. ISSN 2050-3806, DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-11-2020-0382.

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Purpose The current study aimed to develop and validate a scale to model factors affecting digital technology access for instructional use. The scale was mainly used to assess the structural model. Besides, tests of difference were addressed regarding digital technology access for instructional use based on gender, teaching experience and school location. Design/methodology/approach The authors implemented a survey design in this study. A scale based on prior studies was developed, validated and piloted. The pilot study data were computed for an exploratory factor analysis. Further, partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) and t-test procedures were used for the main data analysis (n.2677). The authors also included the importance-performance map analysis to extend of the results of the PLS-SEM. Findings The findings of the study successfully assessed the validity and reliability of the scale. All hypothetical relationships in the structural model were positively significant. The t-test results show that teaching experience and school location were significantly different regarding instructional use access; however, an insignificant difference emerged based on gender. Practical implications Failure in technology integration is possible if policies have not been carefully prepared. Therefore, users' perception is an essential factor in determining technology integration, including access to digital technology. Originality/value This research has the potential to enhance the understanding of access to digital technology in the context of developing countries by the elaboration of the proposed model's instrument development and validation, path analysis assessment and difference test examination with a large sample size. Also, the current study emphasizes the importance of raising awareness about digital technology access that the model can facilitate a valid and reliable foundation for future researchers interested in conducting similar types of research.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia (RISTEK) [Grant No: B/87/E3/RA.00/2020], LPDP Indonesia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital technology access; Instructional use; Path analysis; Test of differences
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Libraries > Library science. Information science
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2022 08:03
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2022 08:03
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/28803

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