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ERIC Number: EJ963290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Exploring Gender Differences in SMS-Based Mobile Library Search System Adoption
Goh, Tiong-Thye
Educational Technology & Society, v14 n4 p192-206 2011
This paper investigates differences in how male and female students perceived a short message service (SMS) library catalog search service when adopting it. Based on a sample of 90 students, the results suggest that there are significant differences in perceived usefulness and intention to use but no significant differences in self-efficacy and perceived ease of use between genders. The findings reveal that SMS efficiency has a significant influence on self-efficacy for males but not for females. Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) experience has a stronger but less significant influence on self-efficacy for females but very little influence for males. Perceived usefulness is still the driving force behind intention to use for both genders. The findings suggest that factors influencing self-efficacy and its impact on Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) constructs are different for each gender. The implications of these findings are discussed for both researchers and practitioners. (Contains 8 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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