Investigating Individual’s Engagement in Malleable IT within Adaptive Structuration Theory for Individuals
Abstract— Innovations are already partof people’s daily lives, especially the new generations of cellular phones (smartphones), which is one of the designed malleable information technology (IT) devices. With this innovation, along with different views on individuals’ engagement in malleable IT and work productivity, this study aimed to investigate and explore what factors in the users and technology contribute to an individual’s adaptation to “malleable IT” and how their use of this IT impacts their individual task performance within the Adaptive Structuration Theory for Individuals (ASTI) by Schmitz, Teng, and Webb  in the Philippine setting, with the use of a survey instrument adapted from Schmitz et al. A quantitative analysis of the survey results revealed that innovativeness, creativeness, accumulative affect, and confidence in using the smartphones are influential in the workplace, not on how long the smartphone is at hand, age, gender nor one’s educational attainment. However, this study just focused on what individuals can do with the use of malleable IT to achieve a good performance outcome but not the circumstances on how outcomes boost individual’s characteristics and engagement in performing the tasks. Further studies on what can continuously motivate one’s innovativeness and improve one’s confidence are recommended, thus, completing the structuration theory cycle.
Index Terms— echnology and task adaptation, malleable IT, smartphones, structuration, information and communication.
Hazel A. Trapero
De La Salle University, PHILIPPINES
University of the Philippines Cebu, PHILIPPINES
Cite: Hazel A. Trapero, "Investigating Individual’s Engagement in Malleable IT within Adaptive Structuration Theory for Individuals," Proceedings of 2018 the 8th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 356-361, Bangkok, 28-30 June, 2018.