Unified theory of acceptance and use for websites used by students in higher education

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92875
Title:
Unified theory of acceptance and use for websites used by students in higher education
Authors:
van Schaik, P. (Paul) ( 0000-0001-5322-6554 )
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
van Schaik, P. (2009) 'Unified theory of acceptance and use for websites used by students in higher education', Journal of Educational Computing Research, 40 (2), pp.229-257.
Publisher:
Baywood Publishing
Journal:
Journal of Educational Computing Research
Issue Date:
Jan-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92875
DOI:
10.2190/EC.40.2.e
Abstract:
A unified framework for researching technology acceptance, the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), was previously proposed and validated. The aim of this article is to explore the application UTAUT to websites used by students in higher education. Both prescribed websites and user-selected sites were studied using a non-experimental research design and questionnaire-based measures. The results support direct and moderated effects of technology-acceptance variables on acceptance outcomes in the research model, supporting UTAUT. As predicted, the research model-based on UTAUT-was more successful in explaining the acceptance of a prescribed library site than that of a prescribed virtual learning environment. The model was also successfully applied to user-selected websites. User-selected sites were especially intrinsically motivating. The effect of intrinsic motivation on performance expectancy, mediated by effort expectancy, was confirmed. The results demonstrate the broad scope of applicability of UTAUT and motivate its recommended wider use.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
acceptance; websites; students; higher education; use of technology; unified theory of acceptance
ISSN:
0735-6331; 1541-4140
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from Editorial Assistant at Baywood Publishing, 09/06/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 24/02/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorvan Schaik, P. (Paul)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-24T11:46:37Zen
dc.date.available2010-02-24T11:46:37Zen
dc.date.issued2009-01en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Educational Computing Research; 40 (2): 229-257en
dc.identifier.issn0735-6331en
dc.identifier.issn1541-4140en
dc.identifier.doi10.2190/EC.40.2.een
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92875en
dc.description.abstractA unified framework for researching technology acceptance, the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), was previously proposed and validated. The aim of this article is to explore the application UTAUT to websites used by students in higher education. Both prescribed websites and user-selected sites were studied using a non-experimental research design and questionnaire-based measures. The results support direct and moderated effects of technology-acceptance variables on acceptance outcomes in the research model, supporting UTAUT. As predicted, the research model-based on UTAUT-was more successful in explaining the acceptance of a prescribed library site than that of a prescribed virtual learning environment. The model was also successfully applied to user-selected websites. User-selected sites were especially intrinsically motivating. The effect of intrinsic motivation on performance expectancy, mediated by effort expectancy, was confirmed. The results demonstrate the broad scope of applicability of UTAUT and motivate its recommended wider use.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBaywood Publishingen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from Editorial Assistant at Baywood Publishing, 09/06/2010]en
dc.subjectacceptanceen
dc.subjectwebsitesen
dc.subjectstudentsen
dc.subjecthigher educationen
dc.subjectuse of technologyen
dc.subjectunified theory of acceptanceen
dc.titleUnified theory of acceptance and use for websites used by students in higher educationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Educational Computing Researchen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 24/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardvan Schaik, P. (2009) 'Unified theory of acceptance and use for websites used by students in higher education', Journal of Educational Computing Research, 40 (2), pp.229-257.en
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