Measuring the effects of mobile technology barriers and enablers on acceptance and proficiency in the Nigerian construction industry
Keywords:construction site management, construction site managers, mobile technologies, digital technologies, Nigeria
The impact of mobile technology (MT) barriers and enablers on MT acceptance and proficiency is poorly understood on construction sites in Nigeria. As a result, this article investigated MT acceptance and proficiency levels, as well as MT barriers and enablers, to find out how they affect MT acceptance and proficiency. The research employs a quantitative research design with a structured questionnaire survey. Mean score analysis, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and paired two sample t-test were among the statistical analyses performed. The research centred on construction site managers in Lagos State, Nigeria. The barriers and enablers of MT have a significant impact on MT acceptance and proficiency. Mobile devices, mobile apps, site documentation, site organisation, and site communication all benefit significantly from task smoothening. Complicated interfaces have a strong effect on site documentation; security concerns have a high impact on mobile devices and site communication, and network outages have a greater impact on mobile services, mobile apps, site documentation, site programming, and site administration. The study suggests that the academic programme be updated, in order to produce digitally compliant future construction professionals and accelerate the advancement of MT-based innovative solutions in the Nigerian construction industry.
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