Individuals belief in his or her capability to deem

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individual’s belief in his or her capability to deem technology appropriate for her work; capture’s an individual’s perceived skill set to evaluate technology suitable for his work related to computer self-efficacy: ‘ an individual’s perceptions of his or her ability to use computers in the accomplishment of a task’ difference between IT competence & computer self-efficacy: 1) C S-E more concerned with contextual conditions (presence of time, aide etc), IT C more focused on technology of choice and that she is best to make judgement call 2) IT competence relies on experiences 3) IT competence has a power component, C S-E not
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Zoe Zwiebelmann Maastricht University IM Session 3 • IT competence is representative of individual’s cognition that he has what it takes to judge is the appropriate technology for the job H1a: the level of IT competence an individual exhibits is reflective of IT empowerment 3.2 IT SELF-DETERMINATION IT self-determination: individual’s belief that he has a choice in selecting and trying out new technologies • has curiosity and persistency that allows to compare and seek out best technological alternative related to computer playfulness: ‘degree of cognitive spontaneity in microcomputer interactions’ related to personal innovativeness: ‘willingness to try out any new information technology’ difference: both other concepts capture traits but IT self-determination represents cognitive mind that might change over time while the other two are time-invariant • IT self-determination is representative of one’s cognition that he has autonomy + to purse technological alternatives H1b: the level of self-determination an individual exhibits is reflective of IT empowerment 3.3 IT MEANING • in the work context, technology has potential to either unearth or further the meaning of work for an individual provides outlet for meaning to occur IT meaning: individual’s value of utilising IT to accomplish work goals, judged in relation to individual’s own ideals or standards • without IT meaning, an individual isn’t able to experience IT empowerment H1c: the level of IT meaning an individual exhibits is reflective of IT empowerment 3.4 IT IMPACT IT impact: degree to which an individual perceives he can influence decision making about IT in his
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