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Why do they Resist? – An Empirical Analysis of an Individual’s Personality Trait Resistance regarding the Adoption of New Information Systems
ECIS 2010 Proceedings
  • Sven Laumer, Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg
  • Christian Maier, Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg
  • Andreas Eckhardt, Goethe-University Frankfurt
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Abstract
In their ISR article 2008 Deveraj et al. asked “How Does Personality Matter?” This article buildsupon the discussed idea that an individual’s personality traits has an influence on the technologyacceptance and usage intention by empirically analyzing and discussing whether the personality traitresistance has an impact on an individual’s intention to use an information system or not. Thereforethe article adopts a scale developed in psychology research to measure dispositional resistance ofindividuals. The data analysis of 199 research participants who declared that they do not want to usea particular information system in future shows that the personality trait resistance modeled with thefour dimensions routine seeking, emotional reaction, short-term focus and cognitive rigidity hassignificant impacts on an individual’s attitude towards an information system, the subjective norm ofimportant others and mediated through attitude on the intention to use this system.
Citation Information
Sven Laumer, Christian Maier and Andreas Eckhardt. "Why do they Resist? – An Empirical Analysis of an Individual’s Personality Trait Resistance regarding the Adoption of New Information Systems" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christian_maier/1/