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The influence of situation strength on adoption of healthcare information technology

Chevalking, S.K.L. (2013) The influence of situation strength on adoption of healthcare information technology.

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Abstract:With the increasing focus on healthcare information technology (HIT) to optimize organizational processes and reduce medical errors, one of the challenges in healthcare is to successfully diffuse IT innovations through the entire organization. Following the strong situation hypothesis, clear and non-ambiguous situational signals lead to uniform behavior from individuals regardless of their personality. When this is the case, adoption of HIT can be realized more effective and more efficient via clear and non-ambiguous signals. In this study it is hypothesized that these clear and non-ambiguous situational signals lead individuals to show the intention to use HIT, regardless of their personality. 83 Dutch nurse practitioners in homes of the elderly and handicapped completed a goal orientation questionnaire and a discrete choice experiment, using a within-subjects design. The results do not support the hypothesis: clear and non-ambiguous signals do lead individuals to show the intention to use HIT, and personality does influence this relationship.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/64053
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