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Vol.7(4), pp. 35-48 , September 2016
DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER2016.0349
ISSN: 2141-6559

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Internet Acceptance and Use Model in Ethiopian Agriculture Education and Research: the case of two Universities

Milkyas Hailu
  • Milkyas Hailu
  • Library and Information Services, Haramaya University, Diredawa, Zip code 251, P. O. Box 138, Ethiopia.
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Yared Mammo
  • Yared Mammo
  • Department of Information Science, Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
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Mengistu Ketema
  • Mengistu Ketema
  • Department of Agricultural Economics. Haramaya, Ethiopia.
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 Received: 26 March 2016  Accepted: 03 August 2016  Published: 30 September 2016

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Many studies proposed models of ICT acceptance and use in order to better predict and explain users’ behavior to account for the changing technologies. Hence, a question is whether models of technology use and acceptance that have been developed and used in the developed world can be applied to explain Internet acceptance and use by Agriculture staff of two Universities in Ethiopia. To this end, this study applied the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). A survey was administered to 293 agricultural faculties in Haramaya and Jimma University. The data were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling. The result of the model indicated that the model variables explained over 59% of the variance in education and 29% variance in research. As a result, the study underlined the importance of designing intervention in the study area to support academic and research works of the staff.

Key word: Technology acceptance model, Ethiopian higher education, internet, Africa.

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APA Hailu, M., Mammo, Y., & Ketema, M. (2016). Internet Acceptance and Use Model in Ethiopian Agriculture Education and Research: the case of two Universities. International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research, 7(4), 35-48.
Chicago Milkyas Hailu, Yared Mammo and Mengistu Ketema. "Internet Acceptance and Use Model in Ethiopian Agriculture Education and Research: the case of two Universities." International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research 7, no. 4 (2016): 35-48.
MLA Milkyas Hailu, Yared Mammo and Mengistu Ketema. "Internet Acceptance and Use Model in Ethiopian Agriculture Education and Research: the case of two Universities." International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research 7.4 (2016): 35-48.
DOI 10.5897/IJSTER2016.0349

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