ERIC Number: EJ686085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
The Theory of Planned Behaviour Applied to Search Engines as a Learning Tool
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v20 n4 p283-291 Aug 2004
Search engines have been developed for helping learners to seek online information. Based on theory of planned behaviour approach, this research intends to investigate the behaviour of using search engines as a learning tool. After factor analysis, the results suggest that perceived satisfaction of search engine, search engines as an information retrieval tool, and sharing search experience and information are three significant factors to affect individual behavioural intention to use search engines as a learning tool. In addition, the research elaborates that individual Internet and search engine experiences will affect these three factors. Moreover, the result also offers evidence that today's computers are popular for the application of communication and information retrieval.
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Search Engines, Factor Analysis, Internet, Information Seeking, Behavior Patterns
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