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An Investigation of Factors Affecting Utilization of Information Technology (IT) by Agricultural Students
Masoud Rezaei , Davood Mohammadi
Assistant Professor Iran Encyclopedia Compiling Foundation
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The present study was carried out with the aim of investigating factors affecting utilization of information technology by students of agriculture. A survey approach was used in this study and a questionnaire was developed to gather the data. The study population was postgraduate students (MS and PhD) of economic and agricultural development faculty in Tehran University who were selected by applying random sampling technique. Sample size for students was 61 persons. Data was analyzed by using SPSS/WIN software. The results of the research indicated that there was a positive significant relationship between using of information technology by students and their age, average, prior experience, information technology skills, innovativeness, perceived ease of use, attitude and self-efficacy. The relationship between computer anxiety and using of IT was negative. Stepwise Regression Analysis showed that innovativeness and attitude predict 53.2 percent of variations of IT use by students.
Keywords: Information technology, computer, Internet, agricultural education
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Library and Information Science
Received: 2012/04/4
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Rezaei M, Mohammadi D. An Investigation of Factors Affecting Utilization of Information Technology (IT) by Agricultural Students. Journal of Information Processing and Management. 2012; 27 (2) :413-427
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