E-Book Acceptance among Undergraduate Students: A Look at the Moderating Role of Technology Innovativeness
Madison Ngafeeson, Walker L. Cisler College of Business, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, United States ; Jun Sun, Department of Information Systems, College of Business and Entrepreneurship, University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX, United States
IJWLTT Volume 10, Number 3, ISSN 1548-1093 Publisher: IGI Global
This paper utilizes the technology acceptance model (TAM) to uncover the moderating roles of technology innovativeness. A study of 158 undergraduate students revealed that the original TAM constructs and relationships were reliable, supported, and applicable in the measurement of e-book acceptance. Interestingly, personal technology innovativeness was found to moderate in a significant way, the relationship between behavioral intention to use e-book and actual usage of e-book. These findings suggest that while individuals who are more open to technology (adopters) as well as less technologically innovative individuals (late adopters and non-adopters) are likely to have the intention to use web-based instructional technologies like e-book, only highly innovative individuals, may actually translate intention into actual usage. These results have serious implications on adopters, implementers and users of instructional technologies who would need to factor into their decision-making the role of the individual technology innovativeness of its users.
Ngafeeson, M. & Sun, J. (2015). E-Book Acceptance among Undergraduate Students: A Look at the Moderating Role of Technology Innovativeness. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 10(3), 36-51. IGI Global.