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Wilkins, Elizabeth A.

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Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

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Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CI)


Teaching with digitized textbooks is a relatively new domain of education in general and is a completely new domain in Saudi Arabia. This study investigated the relationship between the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) constructs and the behavioral intention of K-6 elementary school teachers in Jeddah School District in Saudi Arabia to identify predictors of their behavioral intention toward using digitized books in their classrooms. The study employed a modified electronic UTAUT survey for data collection. The results of the study indicated a significant relationship between teachers' behavior intention and the variables of performance expectancy, effort expectancy, and social influence. The findings also indicated that the effect of gender on the relationships between K-6 teachers' behavioral intention and the other UTAUT variables was insignificant. More research needs to be conducted on how behavioral intention as a construct of the UTAUT theory might help predict the behavioral intentions of the student and parent populations in the Saudi Arabian context.


116 pages




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