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Determinants of Cloud Computing Applications Adoption in University Libraries
Recent years have witnessed huge popularisation in the cloud computing applications. The present study is targeted towards the implication of the Theory of Planned Behaviour and the construct affect to more desirably apprehend the acceptance level of Google Apps, a form of cloud computing applications commonly used among librarians. Till date no known study has yet examined the factors that influences the librarian`s decision to use the cloud computing applications. The research study demonstrated that the intentions of the librarians to use Google Apps are positively correlated with all the constructs of Theory of Planned Behaviour (Attitude, Subjective Norms, Perceived behavioural control) as well as Affect.
Affect, Behavioural Intention, Cloud Computing Applications, Google Apps, Theory of Planned Behaviour
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