Muslim Minority Women in India and Greece: Comparing Psychological Factors that Affect their Computer Use

By Keratso Georgiadou, Farida Umrani and Gerassimos Kekkeris.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This study compares the adoption of computer technology by Muslim minority women living in Greece and India and focuses particularly on comparing psychological factors that affect their computer use. Muslim women in both communities face low levels of literacy, lack of basic skills, socio-cultural barriers that inhibit women’s participation in ICTs education, lack of control over family income, restriction on mobility. An adapted version of TAM (Technology Acceptance Model, Davis et al. 1989), a model for predicting user acceptance, was used in the present study. Furthermore the contribution of psychological variables such as perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, subjective norm, and computer self efficacy to behavioral for adopting computers is explored.

Keywords: India, Greece, Empowerment, TAM, Muslim Minority Women

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.303-318. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.412MB).

Keratso Georgiadou

PhD Candidate, Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece

Dr. Farida Umrani

Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India

Prof. Gerassimos Kekkeris

Professor, Department of Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece


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