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Factors Influencing Students’ Intention to Use Internet for Academic Purposes

29 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2011  

Zainol Bidin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Faridahwati Mohd Shamsudin

Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business

Mohd Farid Asraf Md Hashim

affiliation not provided to SSRN

zakiyah sharif

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 20, 2011

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the factors influencing students’ intention to use the Internet for academic purposes amongst 204 final year business students in public universities in Malaysia. This study integrated theory of planned behavior (TPB) and theory of acceptance model (TAM) as the base model toward that purpose. The research model employs the variables from both theories namely attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, intention, and behavior. A multiple regression analysis provides empirical support for the applicability of integration of TPB and TAM in predicting students’ intention to use the Internet for academic purposes. Results of the study show that attitudes, perceived behavioral control, and perceived usefulness are statistically significant in influencing intention to use the Internet for academic purposes. Based on the results, it can be concluded that students’ intention to use the Internet for academic purposes could be predicted from their attitudes, perceived behavioral control, and perceived usefulness at 49% level. In view of the results, several implications and recommendations are discussed.

Keywords: attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, intention

Suggested Citation

Bidin, Zainol and Shamsudin, Faridahwati Mohd and Asraf Md Hashim, Mohd Farid and sharif, zakiyah, Factors Influencing Students’ Intention to Use Internet for Academic Purposes (June 20, 2011). Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research (SIBR) 2011 Conference on Interdisciplinary Business Research. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1867902 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1867902

Zainol Bidin (Contact Author)

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Faridahwati Mohd Shamsudin

Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business ( email )

Universiti Utara Malaysia
Sintok, Kedah 06010
Malaysia

Mohd Farid Asraf Md Hashim

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Zakiyah Sharif

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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