Basic ICT and Internet skills are becoming necessary for individuals to have meaningful engagement across various life domains. However, mastering basic ICT skills is not a trivial task especially for those socio-economically disadvantaged. This research develops an integrated self-determination and self- efficacy theories to examine the influence of self-determined motivation on ICT training outcomes and subsequent ICT acceptance with an emphasis on Internet skill development and usage. The context of the study is the Thai community technology centers supported by the Microsoft Unlimited Potential grants. The results suggest that individuals who have higher self-determined motivation to participate in ICT training programs are more likely to develop Internet computer self-efficacy, positive training satisfaction, and strong usage intention. In other words, attitudes towards ICT acceptance are shaped even before individuals enter training programs. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Techatassanasoontorn, Angsana A. and Tanvisuth, Arunee, "The Integrated Self-Determination and Self-Efficacy Theories of ICT Training and Use: The Case of the Socio-Economically Disadvantaged" (2008). GlobDev 2008. 19.