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Yalcinkaya, Ramazan, Police officers' adoption of information technology: A case
study of the Turkish POLNET system. Doctor of Philosophy (Information Science).
August, 2007, 182 pp., 13 tables, references, 64 titles.
One of the important branches of government and vital to the community, police
agencies are organizations that have high usage rates of information technology
systems since they are in the intelligence sector and thus have information incentives.
Not only can information technologies develop intra- and inter-relationships of law
enforcement agencies, but they also improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the
police officers and agencies without adding additional costs. Thus, identifying the
factors that influence the police officers' adoption of information technology can help
predict and determine how information technology will contribute to the social
organization of policing in terms of effectiveness and efficiency gains.
A research framework was developed by integrating three different models,
theory of planned behavior (TPB), technology acceptance theory (TAM), and diffusion
of innovation theory (DOI) while adding two other factors, facility and voluntariness, to
better determine the factors affecting the implementation and adoption of the POLNET
software system used by the Turkish National Police (TNP). The integrated model used
in this study covers not only basic technology acceptance factors, but also the factors
related to policing. It also attempts to account for the factors of cultural differences by
considering the important aspects of Turkish culture. A cross sectional survey was
conducted among TNP officers using the POLNET system. The LISREL 8.5 analysis for
the hypothesized model resulted in a good model fit; 13 of the 15 hypotheses were
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Yalcinkaya, Ramazan. Police officers' adoption of information technology: A case study of the Turkish POLNET system., dissertation, August 2007; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3900/m1/2/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .