ICT dimension and indicators towards building a Knowledge Society in Malaysia: A measurement model

Norsiah Abdul Hamid, Halimah Badioze Zaman

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Abstract

This paper outlines the research conducted to test a measurement model of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in an attempt to develop a framework for 'Knowledge Society' (KS) in the Malaysian context. In discussing the KS, one of the most important enabling aspects is ICT. ICT is a powerful driver for social change. The content domain for the ICT measure was developed based on the Delphi technique and semi-structured interviews with experts, and previous literature on ICT. It was then empirically tested using a sample of 450 respondents from government, private sector and NGOs. Six factors were extracted from the exploratory factor analysis based on 39 items proposed in the survey questionnaire. 37 items loaded into the six factors, while two items were cross-loaded, therefore deleted. The factors were labeled as Usage, Electronic Government, Application, Content, Provision and Skill, and Adoption. The measurement model was validated using Structural Equation Modeling with AMOS 16.0. The CFA results suggest that holistically, the ICT measurement model provides a reasonably good fit and thus it is necessary to use it as a guideline in the development of ICT towards achieving a KS in the Malaysian context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 15 Jun 201017 Jun 2010

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Other2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10
CityKuala Lumpur
Period15/6/1017/6/10

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Factor analysis

Keywords

  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Exploratory factor analysis
  • ICT
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Knowledge Society
  • Measurement model
  • Structural Equation Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Hamid, N. A., & Badioze Zaman, H. (2010). ICT dimension and indicators towards building a Knowledge Society in Malaysia: A measurement model. In Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10 (Vol. 1). [5561345] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561345

ICT dimension and indicators towards building a Knowledge Society in Malaysia : A measurement model. / Hamid, Norsiah Abdul; Badioze Zaman, Halimah.

Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1 2010. 5561345.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hamid, NA & Badioze Zaman, H 2010, ICT dimension and indicators towards building a Knowledge Society in Malaysia: A measurement model. in Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. vol. 1, 5561345, 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10, Kuala Lumpur, 15/6/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561345
Hamid NA, Badioze Zaman H. ICT dimension and indicators towards building a Knowledge Society in Malaysia: A measurement model. In Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1. 2010. 5561345 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561345
Hamid, Norsiah Abdul ; Badioze Zaman, Halimah. / ICT dimension and indicators towards building a Knowledge Society in Malaysia : A measurement model. Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1 2010.
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