Despite decades of technological and organizational change our research in the area of technology adoption continues to use measures for constructs that were developed during the late 1980s and early 1990s. In this research-in-progress paper, we examine one such measure, computer-self-efficacy. We consider the implications of changing technologies and context and propose a new direction for conceptualizing and measuring self-efficacy. We present an updated conceptualization and a definition for a new construct called Technology Self-efficacy. We describe our process for developing the item pool for this new construct and outline our plans for testing the new instrument’s validity.
Correia, John; Compeau, Deborah; and Thatcher, Jason, "Implications of Technological Progress for the Measurement of Technology Acceptance Variables: The Case of Self-efficacy" (2016). DIGIT 2016 Proceedings. 6.