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Title: Information Technology Usage and Cognitive Engagement: Understanding Effects on Users’ Cognitive Processes
Authors: Agarwal H.
Dixit, Gaurav
Sharma S.K.
Dwivedi Y.K.
Metri B.
Rana N.P.
Published in: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Proceedings of IFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2020
Abstract: Ubiquitous access to the Internet and digitalization has lead to people completing many of their activities online using a smartphone or other handheld devices such as a tablet. Regular usage of information technology could potentially affect their cognitive processes. In this research, we investigate how different types of online activities influence people’s cognitive engagement. Further, we also examine the role of various key mediators such as personal innovativeness, playfulness, and self-efficacy in explaining the effect of information technology use on cognition. Data was collected from 351 Indian users, and the structural equation modeling technique was employed to test and analyze the research model. The results show that online activities associated with content delivery positively affect cognitive engagement, while online activities associated with entertainment negatively affect cognitive engagement. Familiarity with information technology has a positive effect on cognitive engagement. We also find that personal innovativeness, playfulness, and self-efficacy mediate the effect of information technology usage on cognition. The results of the study have both theoretical and practical implications.
Citation: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 2020, 70- 81
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64861-9_7
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/19713
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Keywords: Cognitive engagement
Information technology usage
Personal innovativeness
Playfulness
Self-efficacy
Diffusion
Cognitive process
Content delivery
Information technology usages
Information technology use
Online activities
Personal innovativeness
Structural equation modeling techniques
Ubiquitous access
Cognitive systems
ISBN: 9.78303E+12
ISSN: 18684238
Author Scopus IDs: 57221112044
57200161372
Author Affiliations: Agarwal, H., Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Dixit, G., Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Dixit, G.; Department of Management Studies, India; email: gaurav.dixit@ms.iitr.ac.in
Appears in Collections:Conference Publications [MS]

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