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The characteristics of trainers and their level of implementation of information technology at the Institute of Public Administration in Saudi Arabia
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, Colorado State University, United States

Colorado State University . Awarded

Abstract

This study examined the relationships between characteristics of trainer members and their level of information technology implementation at the Institute of Public Administration in Saudi Arabia. The implementation of information technology (IT) deals with a wide variety of issues; it has both the challenge of and opportunity for addressing the educational, psychological, behavioral, and lifestyle issues of individuals attending schools. A quantitative survey research design was used to investigate the connection between the trainer members' gender, age, years of experience, rank, computer access, training fields, the number of workshops taken, and job satisfaction, and their level of IT implementation. Finally, the question was whether there would be any combination of variables predicting IT implementation in training, research, and service.

The results show that specialty field, computer access in the classroom, workshop sessions, age, and job satisfaction are statistically significant as predictors of IT implementation. Likewise, the variables specialty field, computer access in the classroom, younger age, intrinsic job satisfaction, and computer experience significantly combine to predict the level of IT implementation in research. Finally, computer access in the classroom, younger age, and high intrinsic job satisfaction significantly combine to predict the level of IT implementation for the service sector.

In the current study, the three factors combined that predict a high level of IT implementation in all the three areas of training, research and service are computer access in the classroom, younger age, and intrinsic job satisfaction. While the level of IT implementation at the IPA on the whole is fairly high, recommendations to increase the use of IT even more include providing computer and Internet access in each classroom, gathering information from departments with higher Internet use, and fostering a work environment that supports a high level of job satisfaction for the trainers.

Citation

Alqarni, A.S. The characteristics of trainers and their level of implementation of information technology at the Institute of Public Administration in Saudi Arabia. Ph.D. thesis, Colorado State University. Retrieved February 18, 2019 from .

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