In their ISR article 2008 Deveraj et al. asked “How Does Personality Matter?” This article builds
upon the discussed idea that an individual’s personality traits has an influence on the technology
acceptance and usage intention by empirically analyzing and discussing whether the personality trait
resistance has an impact on an individual’s intention to use an information system or not. Therefore
the article adopts a scale developed in psychology research to measure dispositional resistance of
individuals. The data analysis of 199 research participants who declared that they do not want to use
a particular information system in future shows that the personality trait resistance modeled with the
four dimensions routine seeking, emotional reaction, short-term focus and cognitive rigidity has
significant impacts on an individual’s attitude towards an information system, the subjective norm of
important others and mediated through attitude on the intention to use this system.
Laumer, Sven; Maier, Christian; and Eckhardt, Andreas, "Why do they Resist? – An Empirical Analysis of an Individual’s Personality Trait Resistance regarding the Adoption of New Information Systems" (2010). ECIS 2010 Proceedings. 31.