Quantitative Research System adoption Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Title of paper should be in this order per APA Manual
Irikefe Urhuogo-Idierukevbe Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Student’s Name
University of the Cumberlands
March 9th , 2018
Quantitative Research System adoption Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Must repeat title here again
Understanding why employees find it difficult to adopt information systems that are used in their organization has proven to be difficult (Chiemeke & Evwiekpaefe, 2012). It is even more difficult to determine if employees’ perception of the systems can affect how they make use of the system in conducting quantitative reseaeh. Researchers have discussed quantitative research system (QRS) adoption in healthcare organizations (Burney & Matherly, 2014). Despite the research available on QRS, it is difficult to determine whether QRS’s users can obtain increased job satisfaction due to their perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use of the QSR in their organization. Perceived usefulness is the degree to which users believe that the adoption of a particular system would improve their work performance; perceived ease of use is the degree to which users believe that little effort is needed to adopt a system (Chiemeke & Evwiekpaefe, 2012). Hence, end users’ perceptions about the usefulness of their organizations’ QRS can determine their future use of the system and how use of the system can affect their job satisfaction. Thus, the goal of this paper is to empirically investigate the impact of users’ Perceived Usefulness and Perceived Ease of Use of their organization’s QSR and how their perceptions of the system can affect their job satisfaction. Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Full paragraph introducing the problem Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Must spell out abbreviation first time it is used. Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Thesis statement well stated
Perceived Usefulness and Perceived Ease of Use Impact Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Heading derived from thesis Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Heading derived from thesis statement
Management are more likely to adopt QSR based on the system usefulness. Despite how much emphasis is placed on QSR adoption, users are less likely to adopt a system if they see it as irrelevant to their work. For instance, if users are introduced to a QRS that requires them to put in more time at work, they might show less interest in adopting the system. Reflecting on users’ perception of system adoption, Burney and Matherly (2014) observed that “although initial usefulness perceptions are easily confirmed, such perceptions may be adjusted higher as a result of the confirmation experience, when users realize that their initial perceptions were unrealistically low” (p. 355). As QSR users’ perceptions of different organizations’ IS are shaped, they may be encouraged to adopt the organization’s system if they think it will enable them to work less or improve their job satisfaction. Charu (2013) noted that even though QSR users may have low usefulness perception of an organization’s IS, due to their lack of information about how the system may influence their work performance, they may still be interested in adopting the system if they feel the system will increase their job satisfaction. As QSR researchers continue to investigate how perceived usefulness influences work performance, they should also consider how perceive ease of use influences system adoption (Bhattacherjee, 2016). Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Proper in-text citation. Must introduce source in this manner Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Proper in-text citation. Must introduce source in this manner Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Source is recent. Less than five years old
Problem Adopting QSR
Employees may feel reluctant to learn their organization’s QSR due to the complexity of the systems and the time required in learning the systems. If appropriate time is not dedicated to developing employees’ computer skills and adopting the IS used in the organization, employees may not understand how to use the system to achieve their work responsibilities (Burney & Matherly, 2014). Lack of developing employees’ computer skills can lead to feelings of reluctance in learning the system which in turn can lead to poor IS adoption (Bhattacherjee, 2016). Research shows that even though management utilizes different system to achieve their organization’s objective, business professionals still lack the necessary computer skills they need to achieve their work responsibility (Burney & Matherly, 2014). Lack of computer skills can also lead to stress during the adoption process and frustration while trying to learn the systems (Burney & Matherly, 2014). If the adoption process is unsuccessful, employees may have low job satisfaction and poor work outcome. When this becomes the case, employee’ jobs may be threatened and they may be required to occupy positions that pay less (Charu, 2013). Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Source is recent. Less than five years old Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Proper in-text citation. Must introduce source in this manner
Conclusions Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Concluded what has been said thus far
This paper has mentioned the effect of Perceived Usefulness and Perceived Ease of Use on employees QSR adoption behavior. This paper also mentioned problems employees may have with QSR adoption. It is significant for organizational management to ensure that the QSR used in organization is user friendly and enables employees to achieve their different work duties. As management of organizations contemplate which type of QSR to implement, they should ensure the system would enable them to achieved their organizations’ objectives and at the same time contribute to users’ job satisfaction (Charu, 2013). Even though some QSR may have their benefits, the manner in which they are manufactured may affect their effectiveness. Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Mentioned what was covered in the headings Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: Source is recent. Less than five years old
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Bhattacherjee, A. (2016). Understanding information systems continuance: An expectation- Comment by Irikefe idierukevbe: In alphabetical order
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