Applicability of technology adoption propensity instrument for public administration students




technology adoption propensity, technology acceptance, factor analysis, public administration students


Understanding personal level technology acceptance contributes to improving social, business, and technological performance. The study deals with the technology adoption propensity (TAP) among public administration students. The goal is to explore their approach to new technologies and to test the instrument for further application. The responses show a moderate level of technology adoption propensity. Significant differences were found in the  TAP index scores and the proficiency of technology use by gender, study level, and age categories. The analysis confirmed that the original factor structure of the instrument is suggested for further utilization of the model and allows international comparisons of the results.