Gender still matters: Employees' acceptance levels towards e-learning in the workplaces of South Korea

Sun Joo Yoo, Wen Hao David Huang, Soungyoun Kwon

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Abstract

To facilitate the integration of virtual training and development in workplace learning, this study examined technology acceptance level differences towards e-learning between genders in the South Korean workplace. This study is one of the first to examine this issue in the workplace of South Korea, and it was situated in a food service company in South Korea due to its high training needs and dispersed workplaces. Of the 172 valid datasets (112 female employees and 60 male employees) analyzed, the study found that males have a higher performance expectancy, effort expectancy, and intention to use e-learning than females in integrating e-learning. In addition, males were more strongly affected by social influences than females. The findings reaffirm the importance of considering gender differences when integrating e-learning into learning in the workplace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-347
Number of pages14
JournalKnowledge Management and E-Learning
Volume7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • Gender
  • South korea
  • Technology acceptance
  • Workplace
  • e-learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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