The Influence of Affect on Acceptance of Human Resource Information Systems with Special Reference to Public Sector Undertaking
The IUP Journal of Management Research, Vol. XV, No. 2, April 2016, pp. 33-52
Posted: 15 Sep 2016
Date Written: September 14, 2016
Although a substantial amount of research has focused on the significance of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) for organization, little research has been done to explore the factors that influence the acceptance of HRIS. Furthermore, while most existing models and theories of acceptance of technology have predominantly focused on the cognitive aspect of decision-making process and individual level reaction to using technology in organizational context, little is known about the influence of affect or emotion on acceptance of HRIS. The study endeavors to find the role of affect or emotion in acceptance of HRIS by exploring the psychological theories of affective experience. The study examines the relationship between affect and cognition, and its role in the acceptance of HRIS. The findings reveal that affect influences the acceptance of HRIS by influencing the cognitive aspects, consequently influencing the behavioral outcome (i.e., formation of behavioral intention).
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