Effective Predictors on Acceptance of Online Databases by University Faculty Members

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1 Doctoral student in the field of librarianship and information, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran

2 Assistant professor of National Library and Documentation Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Library and Information Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran


Purpose: This study aimed at determining the effective predictors on the acceptance and using of online databases by faculty members of Islamic Azad University in eight regions based on Roger's Diffusion of Innovation theory.

Method: The research method is an analytical survey and data were collected through a questionnaire. The sample included 351 faculty members who were selected randomly via stratified sampling procedure.

Findings: Data analysis was carried out through SPSS (version17). Results showed a significant difference at the level (p


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