Universitas Indonesia Conferences, The 4th International Conference of Vocational Higher Education

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Understanding factors influencing the behavioural intention to use m-learning by the nurses: An application and extension of the UTAUT
Cheng min Chao, Chen-Ju Ko

Last modified: 2019-06-19


Manuscript type:

Research Paper

Research aims:

This study analyzed the process of using mobile learning (m-learning) in nursing education. Therefore, the purpose of this study examined the factors affecting nurses' behavioural intention to use of mobile learning by developing an integrated research model that combines the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model, mobile self-efficacy, and perceived enjoyment.

Design/ methodology/ Approach:

Data were collected from a survey of district hospitals and regional hospitals in central Taiwan (N = 473). Structural equation modeling was applied to analyze the causal effect of ten hypothesized predicting factors.

Research findings:

The study determined that performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, facilitating conditions, and perceived enjoyment (p<0.05) were a significant positive impact on behavioral intention to use m-learning. However, perceived enjoyment is a key factor that significantly influences behavioral intention. In addition, the results also showed perceived enjoyment was a significantly positive effects on performance expectancy and effort expectancy. Mobile self-efficacy was a significantly positive effects on performance expectancy, effort expectancy, and perceived enjoyment.

Practitioner/ Policy Implications:

Finally, this paper providing hospital managers with a reference for assessing future developments and approaches to promote the m-learning.