This paper aims to study user acceptance of one of the Malaysian e-government services known as MyEG via a theoretical framework. The results are compared to a similar research conducted in Singapore. The motivation and benefits derived from this research can be used to improve the overall quality of services provided by MyEG and to enhance the efficiency as well as accountability of this e-government service.
This research was conducted by applying a theoretical framework known as technology acceptance model involving several factors such as intention to use, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, image, compatibility and trust. The research data were then validated by examining similar factors that had significance results, followed by the development of a simple prototype.
The results obtained from this research would be beneficial to enhance the level of adoption among the citizens in Malaysia. The identification of the different factors influencing the acceptance levels of users can also provide a better vision on the end-user perspective for MyEG developers and lead them to achieve better results in future platform developments. In addition, this study also fills the current existing gap in e-government research of Malaysia and contributes to the literature on the public users’ perspective of e-government services.
The results from this research would provide effective guidance to developers of e-government platforms to include specific criteria that would attract the general public in using the platforms.
Besides that, it provides a new perspective from the general public on their interest to use any e-government platform specifically MyEG.
The findings of this research would assist in the improvement of the implementation and adoption of the current MyEG system. Besides that, this research will allow researchers to gain new insights about e-government services and apply the knowledge to further improve the current and other platform development.
Husin, M.H., Loghmani, N. and Zainal Abidin, S.S. (2017), "Increasing e-government adoption in Malaysia: MyEG case study", Journal of Systems and Information Technology, Vol. 19 No. 3/4, pp. 202-227. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSIT-01-2017-0007Download as .RIS
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