Mahande & Malago

An E-learning Acceptance Evaluation Through UTAUT Model in a Postgraduate Program

Ridwan Daud Mahande, Universitas Negeri Makassar
Jasruddin Daud Malago, Universitas Negeri Makassar

Abstract

This study aims to evaluate e-learning acceptance through the UTAUT model by showing the contributing variables to the acceptance of e-learning in a Postgraduate Program at Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia. This study was an ex post facto study with 170 samples distributed proportionally. The data were collected through a questionnaire that was developed from UTAUT model variables and indicators. The data collected were analyzed by path. The results of the e-learning acceptance evaluation based on the hypothesis test showed that facilitating conditions, behavioral intention, effort expectancy, performance expectancy, and social influence significantly and positively affected behavioral intention. Facilitating conditions and behavioral intention significantly and positively affected the e-learning acceptance. Variables that greatly contributed to the higher or lower e-learning acceptance were facilitating conditions and behavioral intention. Facilitating conditions were strongly affected by the students’ knowledge and internet speed. Meanwhile, the behavioral intention was strongly influenced by the level of students’ belief in the future of e-learning and students’ eagerness that e-learning be integrated in every subject. Nevertheless, social influence variables need more attention for implementing a better and sustainable e-learning system.


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