German Translation of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology 2 (UTAUT2) Questionnaire

12 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2018

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David Harborth

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Sebastian Pape

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Date Written: March 23, 2018

Abstract

We present and validate a German translation of the questionnaire of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology 2 (UTAUT2). For this case, we surveyed participants on the location-based mobile augmented reality game Pokémon Go. We conducted the translation with the help of two independent and certified translators and tested the validity and reliability of the constructs by analysing a partial least squares structural equation model. The analysis is based on a sample of 681 active players of the game. The participants were acquired with the help of a certified German panel provider. The results indicate the validity and reliability of the German translation of the constructs for the case of Pokémon Go.

Professional translations of existing constructs are necessary to apply established models and associated questionnaires in other countries. In particular, because language may influence survey responses, especially with regard to attitudes. However, these translations are associated with high monetary costs and efforts and seldom published. Therefore, with this work we provide opportunities for future work by making our valid and reliable German translation of the UTAUT2 questionnaire accessible to interested researchers.

Keywords: UTAUT2, German translation, structural equation modelling, technology acceptance mod- el questionnaire, certified translation

JEL Classification: M1, M15

Suggested Citation

Harborth, David and Pape, Sebastian, German Translation of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology 2 (UTAUT2) Questionnaire (March 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3147708 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3147708

David Harborth (Contact Author)

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Mertonstrasse 17-25
Frankfurt am Main, D-60325
Germany

Sebastian Pape

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Theodor-W.-Adorno Platz 4
Frankfurt am Main, D-60323
Germany

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