Date Approved

2015

Degree Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

College of Technology

Committee Member

Alphonso Bellamy

Committee Member

Denise Pilato

Committee Member

Mary Brake

Committee Member

Joe Bishop

Abstract

This study sought to investigate the relationship between technophobia and technology acceptance. In addition, this study examined the moderating influence of variables such as transformational leadership, organizational climate, and emotional intelligence has any influence on that relationship. This study determined that there is a significant negative relationship between technophobia and technology acceptance. Furthermore, all moderating variable were found to have a strong moderating influence on the relationship between technophobia and technology acceptance. In other words, transformational leadership, organizational climate, and emotional intelligence lessen the strength of the negative correlation to the point that technophobia and technology acceptance were no longer correlated. Previous studies investigate technophobia using technologies that are no longer new; computers, fax machine, email, VCRs, and ATMs. In the conclusion of the study, it was suggested the future studies should further investigate technophobia with different variables.

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