Students acceptance of m-learning for higher education - UTAUT model validation

Michał Kuciapski


This study investigated how students perceive the use of mobile technologies during studying process. Although mobile devices are ubiquitous among students, their awareness and readiness to use mobile technologies for studying is still not enough widespread and thus should still be explored especially in various cultural context. Therefore proper study was based on the Unified Theory of Technology Acceptance (UTAUT) to explain determinants impacting students’ intention to use mobile devices and software for studying. Structural equation modelling was used to analyze data collected from 370 students from two universities in Poland. Additionally study allowed to verify the correctness of UTAUT model in this context. The findings showed that the UTAUT model extended with no existing in it connections between Facilitating conditions (FC) and Behavioral intention to use (BI) explains students’ acceptance of m-learning for higher education reasonably well. As a result elaborated model provides a valuable solution with practical implications for increasing mobile technologies acceptance for studying process. More specifically Facilitating conditions occurred to have both impact on Behavioral intention to use and Effort expectancy. This highlights that in contrast to UTAUT model FC does not have to be exclusively associated with Use behavior. Moreover a connection between other UTAUT variables as Effort expectancy and Performance expectancy has been confirmed. Therefore research results showed that UTAUT model can be extended not only with new variables but also with new connections between existing ones.
Author Michał Kuciapski (FM/DBI)
Michał Kuciapski,,
- Department of Business Informatics
Publication size in sheets0.86
Book Wrycza Stanisław (eds.): Information systems: development, research, applications, education : 9th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2016, Gdansk, Poland, September 29, 2016 : proceedings, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, no. 264, 2016, Springer International Publishing, ISBN 978-3-319-46641-5, [978-3-319-46642-2], 215 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-46642-2
Keywords in Englishmobile learning, m-learning, higher education, interactive learning environments, student perception, technology acceptance, UTAUT
ASJC Classification1802 Information Systems and Management; 2611 Modelling and Simulation; 1710 Information Systems; 1403 Business and International Management; 2207 Control and Systems Engineering; 1404 Management Information Systems
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 25-02-2020, BookChapterSeriesAndMatConfByIndicator
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 5.0, 25-02-2020, BookChapterSeriesAndMatConfByIndicator
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1.000; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.546
Citation count*9 (2020-07-31)
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