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Investigating the Antecedents to Teaching Green Information Technology (Green IT): A Survey of Student Teachers in Swaziland

Show simple item record Dlamini, Ricky Nhlanhla Howard, Grant Royd 2018-11-15T10:58:37Z 2018-11-15T10:58:37Z 2018-09-28
dc.identifier.citation R. N. Dlamini and G. R. Howard. 2018. Investigating the antecedents to teaching green information technology (Green IT): a survey of student teachers in Swaziland. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 108-117. DOI: en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4503-6647-2
dc.description.abstract There is abundant scientific evidence that the natural environment, on which we are completely dependent for life, is degrading and depleting to the extent that our medium- to long-term well-being and existence is under threat. It is also clear that IT is contributing to this degradation and depletion, which requires that Green IT practices be an imperative. Since Green IT practices are often not common sense, it is vital that these Green IT practices are taught to others, and teachers typically have the skills and opportunities to teach many people. This demonstrates the relevance and significance of the study. The research problem is the lack of research addressing the theoretical antecedents to teaching Green IT, which are considered vital for understanding how to improve student teachers' intention to teach Green IT and their resultant teaching of Green IT. The study addressed this research problem by surveying student teachers using a quantitative questionnaire at three teacher training institutions in Swaziland, Africa. The resultant data was analysed using structural equation modeling (SEM) based on an a priori set of antecedents and their hypothesized relationships from the literature. The findings indicate that the most beneficial allocation of time and resources would be to enhance the student teachers’ level of awareness, perceived behavioural control and person-related beliefs to positively influence their intention to teach Green IT, and consequently, their actual behaviour of teaching Green IT. en
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) en
dc.subject Green Computing en
dc.subject Green Information Technology (Green IT) en
dc.subject Green Information Systems (Green IS) en
dc.subject Education and teaching en
dc.subject Environmental sustainability en
dc.subject Structural equation modeling (SEM) en
dc.subject Student teachers en
dc.subject Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) en
dc.subject Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) en
dc.title Investigating the Antecedents to Teaching Green Information Technology (Green IT): A Survey of Student Teachers in Swaziland en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department School of Computing en

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