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Individual Characteristics as Correlates of ICT Adoption in Makerere University.

FE Bakkabulindi
JL Nkata
ME Amin


This Paper reports on part of a survey of ICT adoption in Makerere University carried out early 2005. The survey which involved teaching staff, senior administrators and postgraduate students, sought to investigate links between ICT adoption with individual characteristics (interaction with ICT change agents, ICT training, cosmopolitanism, age, gender and income status). Results indicated low levels of ICT adoption, and the individual characteristics significantly affecting ICT adoption were; interaction with
ICT change agents; possession of ICT qualifications; cosmopolitanism before joining university, and; income level of the respondent. Appropriate recommendations toward putting in place training leading to possession of ICT qualifications, and special ICT help (including ICT training) for the less cosmopolitanism, and raising income levels of Makerereans were accordingly suggested.

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