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Lu, June; Yu, Chun-Sheng; Liu, Chang; Yao, James E. – Internet Research, 2003
Develops a technology acceptance model (TAM) for wireless Internet via mobile devices (WIMD) and proposes that constructs, such as individual differences, technology complexity, facilitating conditions, social influences, and wireless trust environment determine user-perceived short and long-term usefulness, and ease of using WIMD. Twelve…
Descriptors: Internet, Literature Reviews, Models, Telecommunications
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Ngini, Chukwuma U.; Furnell, Steven M.; Ghita, Bogdan V. – Internet Research, 2002
Presents the findings of an investigation into Internet connectivity and use in 19 countries to determine the extent of Internet access and whether it is considered beneficial. Discusses available telecommunications infrastructure, access costs, limitations to access, personal opinions, and results of a Web-based questionnaire. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Costs, Global Approach, Internet, Questionnaires
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Rettie, Ruth – Internet Research, 2001
Uses focus groups to facilitate identification and discussion of respondents' Internet experience. Explores respondents' awareness and experience of flow-identified in research as a key characteristic of Internet consumer behavior. Finds half the respondents recognized Internet flow experience and Internet flow seems to prolong Internet and Web…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs, Information Technology, Internet
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Teo, Thompson, S. H. – Internet Research, 2001
Examines demographic variables (gender, age, educational level) and motivation variables (perceived ease of use, perceived enjoyment, perceived usefulness) associated with Internet usage activities (defined in terms of messaging, browsing, downloading, and purchasing). The questionnaire is appended. (Contains 57 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Downloading, Electronic Mail, Internet
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Goldsmith, Ronald E. – Internet Research, 2001
The Domain Specific Innovativeness Scale was included in a survey of student consumers to measure how innovative participants were with regard to buying online. Data analyses confirmed hypotheses that an innovative predisposition toward online buying would be associated positively with more hours of Internet use, greater Internet purchasing,…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Data Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Internet
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Howcroft, Debra; Mitev, Nathalie – Internet Research, 2000
Considers the use of information technology in the UK (United Kingdom) National Health Service (NHS) as the government pledges to connect every doctor or general practitioner to the NHS's information superhighway by the year 2002. Uses a case study to social and technical considerations surrounding this issue. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Information Technology
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Perry, Timothy T.; Perry, Leslie Anne; Hosack-Curlin, Karen – Internet Research, 1998
Surveys were administered to 548 students from three regional universities in the southeastern United States, examining: how many students regularly use the Internet, hours per week regular users spend on the Internet, types of computers used, use of e-mail, use of the Internet to obtain university information, number of students who had home…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Higher Education
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Christensen, Edward W.; Bailey, James R. – Internet Research, 1998
Describes a study that compared performance differences (perceived, actual, and temporal) for a strategic business information acquisition experimental task when subjects used a library versus using the Internet. It was found that task performance decreased and time to completion increased when using the Internet. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Information Sources, Internet
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Kingsley, Paul; Anderson, Terry – Internet Research, 1998
Describes a study conducted at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) that examined reasons for defecting from Internet access. Topics include availability through institutional access; subject differences; e-mail and critical mass; information rich versus information poor; and suggestions for further research. (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Bell, Hudson; Tang, Nelson K. H. – Internet Research, 1998
A user survey of 60 company Web sites (electronic commerce, entertainment and leisure, financial and banking services, information services, retailing and travel, and tourism) determined that 30% had facilities for conducting online transactions and only 7% charged for site access. Overall, Web sites were rated high in ease of access, content, and…
Descriptors: Banking, Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Financial Services
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Haynes, Paula J.; Becherer, Richard C.; Helms, Marilyn M. – Internet Research, 1998
A study of Internet usage by large, small, and midsized businesses suggests that midsized businesses may be at a competitive disadvantage. Found that small businesses were more likely than midsized or large firms to have home pages and to reveal computer/technology programs as potential Internet services needed to improve current operations. (PEN)
Descriptors: Business, Competition, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet
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Katz, James; Aspden, Philip – Internet Research, 1997
Analysis of a national random telephone survey of 2,500 revealed that Internet users tend to be wealthier and more highly educated and that Blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately unaware of the Internet. The prime reasons for using the Internet was socio-personal development, whereas barriers to Internet use included cost and difficulty…
Descriptors: Blacks, Demography, Hispanic Americans, Individual Development
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Feher, Annamaria; Towell, Elizabeth – Internet Research, 1997
A survey of 142 information technology (IT) managers, CIOs, and CEOs in manufacturing, government, financial services, education, health care, retailing, aerospace, chemicals, and wholesaling examined business use of the Internet and found that although 85% of respondents are using the Internet, the perception is that their customers and vendors…
Descriptors: Administrators, Business, Consumer Economics, Internet
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Grimaldi, Caroline; Goette, Tanya – Internet Research, 1999
This study examined the role of the Internet and its usage on the level of perceived independence among people with physical disabilities. Discusses independence, perceived control, psychological self-reliance, adaptive technology, hypotheses tested, and future directions. A copy of one of the questionnaires used is appended. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Futures (of Society), Hypothesis Testing, Independent Living
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Schwartz, Michael F.; Quarterman, John S. – Internet Research, 1993
Discussion of the growth of the Internet focuses on the rate of growth based on three measurements of changes in reachable Internet services: (1) the rate at which sites initiate network connectivity; (2) the rate at which sites become directly connected; and (3) the rate at which sites distance themselves, usually for security reasons. (Contains…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Futures (of Society), Information Services
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