Abida Hanif, Salman Bin Naeem, Rubina Bhatti (Department of Library Information Science, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, PAKISTAN ).
Disciplinary: Library Management and Information Science.
Keywords: Pakistani university libraries; Information technology; Library professionals; Technology adoption resistance; Libralian technostress; Library innovation technology.
Resistance to technology leads to a response like direct rejection, postponement, or opposition. Technostress is a modern disorder of adaptation that highlights an individual's incompetency to handle new technologies in a dynamic environment of knowledge. This study explores the hypothesized relationship between the technostress and resistance to technology adoption among the Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals" working in the university libraries of Punjab Pakistan. The Survey research method was used to collect the data through a convenient sampling technique from the population. The data were analyzed using SPSS and Analysis of a Moment Structures (AMOS) to check the relation between the variables and testation of the hypothesis. The study enclosed with these findings. Technostress has a positive effect on the resistance to technology adoption in university libraries. These factors were found significant. The prevalence of technostress among male respondents was slightly higher. The intended research is beneficial for LIS professionals. It is recommended that short courses on stress management and technology handling be organized for LIS professionals. In Pakistan, this study was the first attempt that investigated the relationship between technostress and resistance to technology. This study is a part of a doctoral dissertation aimed to gain insight into the technostress, its effect, and possible ways to overwhelm the library professionals, especially the old age ones.
Paper ID: 12A1I
Cite this article:
Hanif, A., Naeem, S. B., Bhatti, R. (2021). Library Professional's Resistance to Innovation: An Empirical Examination of Technostress in Punjab's University Libraries. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 12(1), 12A1I, 1-8. http://doi.org/10.14456/ITJEMAST.2021.9