What is UTAUT?

The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) (Venkatesh, Morris, Davis, & Davis, 2003) provides a framework for explaining and predicting ICT use. The framework defines five dimensions 

Performance expectancy-- This construct relates to the effects one believes ICT will benefit job performance including relative benefit of using ICT versus not using ICT, improved outcomes, and the usefulness of ICT in completing work-related tasks. 

Effort expectancy-- This construct relates to the ease of using ICT systems.

Social influence-- This construct relates to one's beliefs about others' perceptions of one as a result of ICT use.

Facilitating conditions-- This construct relates to one's beliefs of an organization's support for ICT use.

Personal factors-- This construct is only broadly defined and it relates to one's intentions to use ICT including anxiety, self-efficacy, and attitudes towards ICT.

Dr. Gary Ackerman is developing a survey to measure these factors in K-12 populations. The survey posted here was developed by adapting instruments available in peer-reviewed literature. The text of the questions is protected by Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 


Venkatesh, V., Morris, M. G., Davis, G. B., & Davis, F. D. (2003). User acceptance of information technology: Toward a unified view. MIS Quarterly, 27(3), 425-478.