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|Title:||Adoption of Integrated Personal Health Record Systems: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective|
Milena Head and Brian Detlor
|Department:||Management Science/Information Systems|
|Keywords:||Personal Health Records;Adoption;Self-Determination Theory;PHR;Partial Least Squares;Conseumer-Based Health Care;Business;Business|
|Abstract:||<p>In spite of numerous benefits that are suggested for consumers’ utilizing integrated personal health record (PHR) systems, research has shown that these systems are not yet popular or well known to consumers. Therefore, research is needed to understand what would rise adoption rates for these systems. Hence, the main objective of this dissertation is to develop and empirically validate a theoretical model for explaining consumers’ intention to use integrated PHR systems.</p> <p>In developing the theoretical model of this dissertation, theories of information systems adoption were integrated with Self-Determination Theory (SDT), which is a well established theory from the Psychology literature that explains the mechanism through which individuals become more self-determined, i.e., motivated to take more active (rather than passive) roles in undertaking different behaviours. Taking such an active role by consumers, in the context of personal health management, is suggested to be necessary for realizing the full benefits of integrated PHR systems.</p> <p>The proposed theoretical model was validated using the PLS approach to structural equation modeling, on data collected from a cross-sectional survey involving 159 participants with no prior experience in using PHR systems. A stratified random sampling was employed to draw a representative sample of the Canadian population. The results show that consumers with higher levels of self-determination in managing their health are more likely to adopt integrated PHR systems since they have more positive perceptions regarding the use of such systems. Further, such self-determination is fueled by autonomy support from consumers’ physicians as well as consumers’ personality trait of autonomy orientation.</p> <p>This study advances the theoretical understanding of integrated PHR system adoption, and it contributes to practice by providing insightful implications for designing, promotion, and facilitating the use of integrated PHR systems among consumers.</p>|
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