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Antecedents of physicians' intentions to engage in digital volunteering work: an extended technology acceptance model (TAM) approach

Ahmed Chemseddine Bouarar (Department of Commercial Sciences, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Commerce and Management Sciences, Dr Yahia Fares University of Medea, Medea, Algeria)
Smail Mouloudj (Department of Commercial Sciences, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Commerce and Management Sciences, Dr Yahia Fares University of Medea, Medea, Algeria)
Tungki Pratama Umar (Faculty of Medicine, Sriwijaya University, South Sumatera, Indonesia)
Kamel Mouloudj (Department of Commercial Sciences, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Commerce and Management Sciences, Dr Yahia Fares University of Medea, Medea, Algeria)

Journal of Integrated Care

ISSN: 1476-9018

Article publication date: 4 August 2023

Issue publication date: 6 December 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The digitalization has changed the volunteer paradigm, making young volunteers use technology in their volunteering activities. The current study sets out to identify and model the antecedents that determine intention to engage in digital health volunteering among Algerian physicians to give insights promoting the development of digital volunteering in different countries of the world.

Design/methodology/approach

To this end, the authors used a survey design to extend the technology acceptance model (TAM) with two construct (self-efficacy and perceived risk of COVID-19 infection). A convenience sample of 163 physicians; working in the private and public sectors in six provinces of Algeria was selected. The data were analyzed through a multiple linear regression.

Findings

The findings show that the perceived usefulness, ease of use, attitudes toward digital volunteering, level of self-efficacy and perceived risk of COVID-19 infection have a significant positive effect on physicians' intentions to engage in digital volunteering work in the context of health crises.

Practical implications

This study reveals that engaging in digital volunteering can be promoted during health crises as an effective strategy to provide support and assist public health institutions and emergency management.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first study from Africa that explores digital volunteer work, and the first study that extends the TAM to investigate digital volunteer intention among physicians.

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Acknowledgements

This paper forms part of a special section “Exploring the Expansive Horizons of Integrated Care”, guest edited by Dr Axel Kaehne.

The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments.

Citation

Bouarar, A.C., Mouloudj, S., Umar, T.P. and Mouloudj, K. (2023), "Antecedents of physicians' intentions to engage in digital volunteering work: an extended technology acceptance model (TAM) approach", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 31 No. 4, pp. 285-299. https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-03-2023-0017

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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