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International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS)

ISSN: 2075-0161 (Print), ISSN: 2075-017X (Online)

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IJMECS Vol.7, No.11, Nov. 2015

Using Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology Model to Predict Students' Behavioral Intention to Adopt and Use E-Counseling in Ghana

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Author(s)

Emmanuel Awuni Kolog, Erkki Sutinen, Marjatta Vanhalakka-Ruoho, Jarkko Suhonen, Ebenezer Anohah

Index Terms

Unified Theory of Acceptance;Use of Technology (UTAUT);Counseling;E-Counseling;ICT

Abstract

The urge to progressively motivate e-counselling in schools is somewhat dependent on students’ behavioural intention towards the use of counselling technologies. This paper presents an empirical approach of using Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology model to ascertain students’ behavioural intention to adopt and use e-counselling in Ghana. Questionnaires were used to collect data from two hundred and fifty (N=250) randomly selected students from Ghana. Cronbach alpha (α) was first employed to validate and ascertain the reliability of the data. Subsequently, Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) was employed in analysing the data. After that, a follow-up interview was conducted to explore the variance in our findings from the collected data through the questionnaires. In the end, the reliability of the test items contained in the questionnaire yielded strongly at 87.6%. Also, whereas the outcome of the research suggests Performance Expectancy and Social Influence as the influencing constructs (factors) towards students’ behavioural intention to adopt and use e-counselling, Facilitation Condition and Effort Expectancy had no effect on the behavioural intention of students to adopt and use e-counselling in Ghana. The findings shall be considered in developing e-counselling system for counselling delivery.

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Emmanuel Awuni Kolog, Erkki Sutinen, Marjatta Vanhalakka-Ruoho, Jarkko Suhonen, Ebenezer Anohah,"Using Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology Model to Predict Students' Behavioral Intention to Adopt and Use E-Counseling in Ghana", IJMECS, vol.7, no.11, pp.1-11, 2015.DOI: 10.5815/ijmecs.2015.11.01

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