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The relation of e-government quality on public trust and its impact on public participation

Rizqa Nulhusna (Department of Information Systems, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia)
Puspa Indahati Sandhyaduhita (Department of Information Systems, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia)
Achmad Nizar Hidayanto (Department of Information Systems, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia)
Kongkiti Phusavat (Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand)

Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy

ISSN: 1750-6166

Article publication date: 21 August 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to answer a major challenge in the success of electronic government (e-government) implementation, viz., public participation via continual use intention and electronic word-of-mouth (eWoM). This study tries to provide some control by examining the impact of e-government quality on public trust and with continual use intention and eWoM. This study adopts the eminent information systems (IS) success model and expands the trust dimension into a multi-dimensional trust.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected using questionnaires distributed among e-government service users in Indonesia. In total, 293 respondents were analysed using structural equation modelling (SEM).

Findings

Of the three IS success factors, namely, systems quality, information quality and service quality, the former two are found to have significant correlation with trust. Dispositional trust has a substantial relationship with institutional trust and interpersonal trust, whereas institutional trust has a significant correlation with interpersonal trust. Institutional trust exhibits direct relationship with continual use intention and eWoM, whereas interpersonal trust has a significantly correlation with only continual use intention.

Research limitations/implications

This study suggests that it is plausible that user satisfaction could act as an intermediary between service quality and trust or between service quality and continual use intention. Thus, further research studies to examine satisfaction factor and its correlation with public acceptance are encouraged.

Practical implications

Government agencies should focus on information quality and systems quality which have a significant relation with trust development. These should be more thorough and meticulous to provide complete, secure and easy-to-use e-government information. These should also facilitate eWoM because it plays an important role in disseminating e-government (services).

Originality/value

This research provides a deeper and more accurate grasp on how public participation of e-government can be improved via trust.

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Citation

Nulhusna, R., Sandhyaduhita, P.I., Hidayanto, A.N. and Phusavat, K. (2017), "The relation of e-government quality on public trust and its impact on public participation", Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 393-418. https://doi.org/10.1108/TG-01-2017-0004

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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