An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Older Adults’ Resistance to Innovation Adoption: A Case Study of University of Botswana

Alexander Ngozi Ifezue, Njoku Ola Ama, K. K. Moseki


This paper analysed the resistance to innovation of a stratified sample of 279 staff members of the University of Botswana with the view to determine those factors that act as roadblocks, institutional barriers and boosters to innovation use in the university. Using an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and multivariate binary logistic regression techniques, lack of innovation, perceived risks and institutional environment were identified as roadblocks/barriers to innovation use by the older adults (50 years and over). Access to computer and years of internet experience significantly, positively affected innovation use (p < 0.05, B>0). Training and motivation were also identified as factors that act as boosters to innovation use. The paper recommends for the designing of intensive training programme for the older adults that is age-specific and which takes into consideration the existing skills in order to motivate them to use the innovations.

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