Herlawati Herlawati


Large investments must be issued by educational institutions while implementing new technologies because
of the need to train or to bring new trainer. The new technology that booming now in educational institutions
is a technology-based Open Source Software (OSS). With the investment for training and recruitment of
teachers for the new technology sometimes does not always produce good output as a result of the rejection
by the user, in this case students. This study aimed to analyze the dominant variables in influencing user
acceptance in the context of mandatory used. Begins by reviewing the literature related to the OSS user
adposi followed by formulating hypotheses to explain user acceptance of OSS’s implementation. Survey
needs to be done to test the hypothesis before softaware processed with LISREL 8.8 and SPSS 16.0. This
study investigated the influence of Attitude Toward OSS System Use and OSS Symbolic Adoption
referring to the voluntary mental acceptance of OSS. The model used in this study is the adaptation of the
TAM model developed by Nah et al (2004). Nine constructs covering OSS Ease of Use, OSS Usefullness, OSS
Compatibility, OSS Business Fit, Shared Belief in the benefit of the OSS system, facilitating Condition, OSS
Self-Efficacy, Argument For Change and Personal innovativeness of IT is proposed as antesenden. The
sample used in this study were 176 respondents who use OSS in degree program of STMIK Nusa Mandiri.
Testing method used is Structural Equation Modeling. The results show that Attitude Toward Use System
have direct and significant effect on Symbolic Adoption of OSS, while the OSS Compatibility, OSS Business
Fit and Usefulness indirectly affect significantly to the OSS Symbolic Adoption

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