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Susan Berg (Committee Member), Suzanne Franco (Committee Chair), Jill Lindsey (Other), Marguerite Veres (Committee Member)

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Master of Arts (MA)


Within with the five technological innovation adopter categories, there are potential technology users who resist adoption (Joseph, 2010). Using Survey Monkey™, during the 2011-12 school year non-certified public school employees in urban, suburban, and rural Midwestern areas were surveyed about their adoption patterns and their use of technology in the workplace. This non-experimental, descriptive study determined the distribution of 44 non-certified public school employees among adopter categories regarding technological innovation designed to improve workplace efficiency. This study also examined responses to determine differences among characteristics of those in each of the adoption categories. Respondents self-identified as members of only three of the five categories of adoption. Descriptive statistics of the responses indicated that there are no differences in the characteristics among the categories of adoption behavior self-reported by the respondents.

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Department or Program

Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

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