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The Roles of Some Antecedents of Broadband User Behavioural Intention among Students in the Rural Areas through PLS-SEM

Ishola D. Muraina1, Wan Rozaini Bt Sheik Osman1 and Azizah Ahmad1
  • 1 ITU-UUM ASP CoE for Rural ICT Development/School of Computing, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok Kedah, Malaysia

Abstract

The insufficient broadband enabled-services in the rural areas have been identified among the reasons that prolong the behaviour of rural dwellers on the use of low-band internet while government agencies have started initiations to increase the use of broadband in the rural area. However, previous studies have failed to identify the roles played by antecedents of broadband user behavioural intention in the rural communities. Thus, this research investigates roles of some antecedents of broadband user behavioural intention in the rural areas by adapting UTAUT model. A quantitative research approach was employed by engaging 1,730 participants from 40 villages who are secondary school students that are living in rural areas of northern region of Malaysia. The result reveals that performance expectancy, effort expectancy and compatibility have large effect on broadband user behavioural intention in the rural areas, while social influence recorded medium effect. This implies that all the identified factors may help in determining the behavioural intention of users of broadband in the rural areas.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 12 No. 11, 2015, 820-829

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2015.820.829

Submitted On: 16 December 2014 Published On: 11 November 2015

How to Cite: Muraina, I. D., Osman, W. R. B. S. & Ahmad, A. (2015). The Roles of Some Antecedents of Broadband User Behavioural Intention among Students in the Rural Areas through PLS-SEM. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 12(11), 820-829. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2015.820.829

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Keywords

  • Community Informatics
  • Remote Areas
  • Rural Dwellers
  • Determinant Factors
  • Partial Least Square