The Effects of Post-Adoption Beliefs on the Expectation-Confirmation Model for Information Technology Continuance
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 64, No. 9, pp. 799-810, 2006
12 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2011
Date Written: December 26, 2011
The expectation-confirmation model (ECM) of IT continuance is a model for investigating continued information technology (IT) usage behavior. This paper reports on a study that attempts to expand the set of post-adoption beliefs in the ECM, in order to extend the application of the ECM beyond an instrumental focus. The expanded ECM, incorporating the post-adoption beliefs of perceived usefulness, perceived enjoyment and perceived ease of use, was empirically validated with data collected from an on-line survey of 811 existing users of mobile Internet services. The data analysis showed that the expanded ECM has good explanatory power (R2 = 57.6% of continued IT usage intention and R2 = 67.8% of satisfaction), with all paths supported. Hence, the expanded ECM can provide supplementary information that is relevant for understanding continued IT usage. The significant effects of post-adoption perceived ease of use and perceived enjoyment signify that the nature of the IT can be an important boundary condition in understanding the continued IT usage behavior. At a practical level, the expanded ECM presents IT product/service providers with deeper insights into how to address IT users’ satisfaction and continued patronage.
Keywords: mobile internet services, information technology continuance, expectation-confirmation model, technology acceptance, post-adoption beliefs
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