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Impact analysis of e-Databases’ job relevance, output quality and result demonstrability on faculty research motivation

Izuagbe, Roland and Olawoyin, Olajumoke R. and Nkiko, Christopher and Ilo, Promise Ifeoma and Yusuf, Felicia O. and Iroaganachi, Mercy A. and Ilogho, Julie E. and Ifijeh, Goodluck (2020) Impact analysis of e-Databases’ job relevance, output quality and result demonstrability on faculty research motivation. Emerald Insight. ISSN 0737-8831

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Purpose – The purpose of the study is to ascertain whether or not faculty members would be motivated to use e-Databases for research considering the impact of the Technology Acceptance Model2 (TAM2) cognitive instrumental processes of job relevance, output quality and result demonstrability. Design/methodology/approach – The survey research design was applied. The selection of samples was based on a multistage sampling technique involving; purposive, simple/systematic random and total enumeration procedures. Five colleges and departments each were selected from the three universities that provided the setting for the conduct of this study, out of which a sample of 135 was drawn from the total population of 209. The questionnaire method was used for data gathering. Ninety-five percent return rate of the administered instrument was observed. Descriptive and inferential statistical tools were employed for data analyses. Findings – Job relevance, output quality and result demonstrability are motivators of faculty use of e-Databases for research with result demonstrability wielding the strongest influence. Use of e-Databases for research is based on the usefulness level perceived of them. Faculty are highly predisposed to using the technology for research with the chances of getting published in reputable journal outlets ranked highest among other factors that influence faculty use of e-Databases. Originality/value – The conceptualization of TAM2 cognitive instrumental processes as system characteristics and motivators of e-Databases use among faculty towards research engagement advances the understanding of intention to use e-Databases for research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-Databases, Job relevance, Output quality, Result demonstrability, Research motivation, Cognitive instrumental processes
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2021 15:34
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 15:34

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