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ERIC Number: EJ1126178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
Influential Factors for Mobile Learning Acceptance among Chinese Users
Hao, Shuang; Dennen, Vanessa P.; Mei, Li
Educational Technology Research and Development, v65 n1 p101-123 Feb 2017
This study examines the factors that influence mobile learning adoption among Chinese university students. China's higher education market is large and mobile device ownership is considered a status symbol. Combined, these two factors suggest mobile learning could have a big impact in China. From the literature, we identified three major areas that may affect behavioral intention to adopt mobile learning in this context: pedagogical, personal, and social. A 27-item survey was administered online to 292 students at a northern Chinese university. Exploratory factor analysis was used to measure the reliability and validity of the survey items. Path analysis was then used to test the hypotheses in the proposed mobile learning acceptance model. Findings indicate that pedagogical factors have the greatest effect on students' behavioral intention to adopt mobile learning. Social influences, especially social image and subjective norm, also play a role. Personal innovativeness was not found to be a main factor, although it has some indirect influences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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