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AUTHOR(S):

Hamed Abdullah Said Alsalmi, Sivadass Thiruchelvam

 

TITLE

The Adoption of Electric Vehicles in the Sultanate of Oman: A Conceptual Study

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this research is to propose a conceptual framework that links to propose a conceptual framework that links the Personal and Technological Factors with the Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption in Oman, and to test the validity and reliability of the research model. Based on the Social Cognitive Theory, the framework contained Omani Social Norms, Perceived Usefulness (as Personal Factors), Government’s Personnel Information Technology IT Competencies, Electric Vehicles System Quality, and the Lack of charging infrastructure (as Technological Factors) as independent variables; with Electric Vehicles in Oman (as dependent variable). The researcher followed the quantitative research methodology by testing the score of Cronbach Alpha as measurement of the Reliability of the scale, and Person correction as a measurement of the research model validity. The researcher used the mean of survey questionnaire as a research instrument, on which the researcher developed a 26 items questionnaire and distributed 30 questionnaires. The findings of this study revealed that the scores of the Cronbach Alpha for all of the constructs achieved satisfactory level of scale reliability. In addition, the Pearson Correlation between all Social Norms, Perceived Usefulness, Personnel IT Competencies, System Quality, and the Lack of charging infrastructure with the EV have all been found to be statistically significant.

KEYWORDS

Social Norms, Perceived Usefulness, Personnel IT Competencies, System Quality, the Lack of charging, Electric Vehicles, Oman

 

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Hamed Abdullah Said Alsalmi, Sivadass Thiruchelvam. (2022) The Adoption of Electric Vehicles in the Sultanate of Oman: A Conceptual Study. International Journal of Instrumentation and Measurement, 7, 19-31

 

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