ResearchBib Share Your Research, Maximize Your Social Impacts
Sign for Notice Everyday Sign up >> Login

The effect of UTAUT2 moderator factors on citizens’ intention to adopt e-government: the case of two SADC countries

Journal: Problems and Perspectives in Management (Vol.15, No. 1)

Publication Date:

Authors : ; ;

Page : 115-123

Keywords : adoption; e-government; SADC; UTAUT2; Zambia; Zimbabwe;

Source : Downloadexternal Find it from : Google Scholarexternal


E-government is widely believed to play a significant role in improving the public service delivery system in developing countries. Yet, its adoption and utilization amongst citizens remain a subject of concern amongst government policy makers. This study aims to investigate moderating factors that influence citizens' decisions to adopt and utilize e-government services in the SADC region. The study adopts the extended UTAUT2 model as a theoretical underpinning, backed by recent literature on e-government adoption to advance and test an e-government adoption model. Empirical quantitative data for validating the proposed model was collected from 247 participants using self-administered questionnaires. In analyzing the empirical data, five moderating demographic factors affecting citizens' behavioral intention to adopt e-government services were tested and confirmed. The study found that only four moderating factors (age, level of education, the location of residence, and vernacular language) positively influenced citizens' intention to adopt e-government. The study concludes by drawing attention to insights on moderating factors affecting e-government adoption, thereby casting more light to success factors and gray areas for failed adoption.

Last modified: 2018-03-12 21:21:37