Behavioral Intention to Use IoT Health Device: The Role of Perceived Usefulness, Facilitated Appropriation, Big Five Personality Traits, and Cultural Value Orientations
International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 6(4), 1751-1765
15 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2016
Date Written: August 1, 2016
As one of the biggest technology breakthroughs, Internet of Things (IoT) has been gaining attentions from industries. Especially in the healthcare sector, IoT health devices have a great impact on individual’s health-regulation. Through many beneficial features from tracking sleep patterns to calories intake measure, individuals will gain a better understanding of their body to keep them healthy. However, benefits do not immediately equal users’ acceptance. In this study, we seek to find variables that we propose could predict user’s intention to use IoT health device and integrate them into a theoretical model. We analyzed user’s technology acceptance from the perspective of Technology Acceptance Model, using Perceived Usefulness as the main predictor for Behavioral Intention. We also integrate Personality Traits and Facilitated Appropriation as factors to determine Perceived Usefulness, and finally using Cultural Value Orientations at the individual level, we seek to determine the antecedents of Facilitated Appropriation. The research design was predictive correlational with path analysis statistical technique. Participants of this study were 186 college students (75 males, 111 females; mean = 20.86 years old, standard deviation = 2.01 years) across Greater Jakarta. The results showed that Perceived Usefulness can predict Behavioral Intention to use the device. However, Personality Traits are found to be irrelevant in predicting Perceived Usefulness. Only Facilitated Appropriation predicts Perceived Usefulness. Among cultural values proposed, only the Long-term Orientation predicts user’s tendency to engage in Facilitated Appropriation. Also, we did not find any correlation between age and Behavioral Intention, Perceived Usefulness, and Facilitated Appropriation.
Keywords: Appropriation, Internet of things, Personality and culture, Psychotechnology, Technology acceptance
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