Validation of an Instrument Applied in Public Institutions of Ecuador to Know the Use of Intelligent Systems

Washington Garcia Quilachamin, Luzmila Pro Concepción, Evelyn Santana Mantuano, Richard José Salazar


The development of technologies associated with energy efficiency and use in lighting systems, arise as problems in the application of smart devices in different places such as: houses, buildings, industries, companies and public and private institutions. The objective of the study was to validate the instrument and the information obtained on the use of intelligent devices such as automatic control in a lighting system and its improvement in energy efficiency in the public sector. As a research methodology, a field study was conducted, based on a survey applied to 231 employees (bosses and workers) who work in 17 public institutions located in 6 cantons of the province of Manabí, Republic of Ecuador. To validate this instrument, an exploratory and confirmatory factorial analysis of the data obtained was carried out. As a result of the principal component analysis, a factor transformation matrix (0.870) was obtained and the reliability analysis was obtained (0.880) in relation to the reagents that describe three dimensions established in knowledge, application and technology management. It is concluded that the factor analysis applied through the KMO test, Bartlett's sphericity and Cronbach's alpha coefficient, with a correlation range ≥ 0.5 between reactants was feasible, which allows to certify the reliability and validity applied in this instrument.


Technologies; smart devices; lighting systems; electric systems; energy efficiency.

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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