Abstract—This paper describes a model for measuring
university students’ acceptance and use of e-registration system
by examining the influence of awareness, exerted pressure and
attitude constructs together with three constructs of the Unified
theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT). The study
is informed by data collected from Tshwane University of
Technology (TUT), with a survey of 300 students sampled from
four campuses. Results show that awareness, effort expectancy
and social influence when mediated by behavioural intention
predict actual usage whereas exerted pressure directly
influences actual usage of e-registration. The study makes
significant contributions to the literature of students’ acceptance,
adoption and use of web-based tools in the academic domain.
Index Terms—Online registration, web-based tools, e-registration, acceptance and use of technology.
Mmamolefe R. Kgasi is with the Department of End User Computing, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa (e-mail: email@example.com).
Billy M. Kalema is with the Department of Informatics, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Mmamolefe R. Kgasi and Billy M. Kalema, "The Influence of Exerted Pressure, Awareness and Attitude on Students Use of e-Registration," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 695-699, 2016.