Moderators in an equation: how organisational culture and information system complexity add moderating effects in theory of planned behaviour
Business, Education and Law Research Group
School of Business and Law
This paper introduces two moderating variables into an established predictor-criterion relationship in theory of planned behaviour. These were organisational culture and information system complexity (complex). Analyses were made to determine whether these variables were pure or quasi moderating variables which could change a ‘true’ regression equation, hence the form of predictor-criterion relationships. Using partial-leastsquare structural equation modelling approach, a systematic assessment was made to determine the nature of moderating variables. It was found that culture and complexity were pure moderating variables. These moderating effects however were limited to certain predictor-criterion relationship.