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Autonomy and Competence in Technology Adoption Questionnaire (ACTA)

The ACTA questionnaire concerns why people adopt use of a technology (ie. download an app, register with a website, purchase a wearable device, etc.) and the extent to which they perceive they will be competent to use it. The ACTA is based on the Self-Regulation Questionnaire scales devised for other domains (ie. exercise, learning and healthcare) and the Perceived Competence Scales, both found on the self-determination theory web site.

The wording of the ACTA can be adapted to identify the specific technology in question. For example the text “decided to use” can be replaced with “downloaded”, “purchased”, or “registered for” as appropriate. Likewise, the term “technology” can be replaced with “app”, “website”, or the technology name, etc.


Questionnaires

Main Questionnaire

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Autonomy and Competence in Technology Adoption Questionnaire (ACTA)

Autonomy and Competence in Technology Adoption Questionnaire (ACTA)


Validation Articles

(2018) Frontiers in Psychology

Designing for motivation, engagement and wellbeing in digital experience

Dorian Peters Rafael Calvo Richard Ryan