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2022 ◽  
Vol 18 (2) ◽  
pp. 1-17
Nishant Kumar ◽  
Kamal Upreti ◽  
Divya Mohan

Blockchain has evolved as one of the disruptive technologies in the landscape of business. The study aims to investigate drivers of consumer adoption of blockchain for product origin and track to trace history before making a purchase. An extended technology adoption model (TAM) has been proposed to examine the consumer perspective for blockchain adoption in the food supply chain. Based on the survey of 208 retail consumers the proposed model was validated using variance-based structure equation modeling. Findings of the study emphasize the significant role of perceived security and privacy in developing trust, ease of use, and usefulness of blockchain-enabled systems. The relationship between perceived ease of use and attitude is mediated through perceived usefulness. The strong influence of attitude on adoption intention represents the consumer interest for blockchain to understand the product provenance. Study provides vital insights for successful blockchain implementation to enhance supply chain effectiveness.

2022 ◽  
Vol 6 (2) ◽  
pp. 181-191
Fatima Baji ◽  
Fereydoun Azadeh ◽  
Zivar Sabaghinejad ◽  
Amir Zalpour

E-learning can address some of the unmet needs of learners and educational communities; however, not all learners and educators accept e-learning as a delivery modality. This research endeavored to study the factors which affect e-learning acceptance among Iranian post-graduate students using the Davis Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and to identify the changes which would facilitate their improved acceptance and subsequent wider use of e-learning. This descriptive-correlation study was conducted by surveying 320 Iranian postgraduate students using a self-reporting questionnaire. Structural equation modeling was used for data analysis through LISREL software. Results revealed sufficient validity and reliability of the TAM among Iranian postgraduate medical students. Perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness of e-learning, students’ attitudes toward e-learning, and the intention to use e-learning positively affected e-learning’s acceptance (p < 0.05) among Iranian postgraduate students. According to the results, attitudes toward e-learning have more predictive power than other TAM constructs. Therefore, emphasis on students’ favorable attitudes toward e-learning can be effective in accelerating its acceptance and will progress students’ learning outcomes.

Latifa Alzahrani ◽  

The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled many educational institutions worldwide to use learning management systems (LMS) to deliver their courses. This study aims to determine the constituents that affect scholars when using LMS for graduation during the pandemic. This research also examines the impact of the students' anxiety level when using the LMS by conducting multiple group analyses with the partial least square's method. The results show a significant influence on the students' anxiety level when using the LMS. Students who have a low level of anxiety exhibited insignificant communication quality regarding the perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness. Meanwhile, students with a high level of anxiety highlight a consequential effect of communication quality in the perceived ease of use and usefulness. Moreover, students with a low level of anxiety displayed significantly high-perceived usefulness, satisfaction, and subject norm when using the LMS. In contrast, students with a high level of anxiety did not display perceived usefulness, satisfaction, or subject norm when using the LMS. As a result of the findings from this research, concrete effects can be provided for educationalists, policymakers, and practitioners, who want to advance functional procedures to enhance the design of the LMS during COVID-19.

2022 ◽  
Vol ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print) ◽  
Hong-Lei Mu ◽  
Young-Chan Lee

PurposeThe objective of this study is twofold: first, to investigate the determinants of customers' switching intention from traditional payments to proximity mobile payments (PMPs) during the COVID-19 pandemic for specific insight on how these factors shape customers' switching intentions; second, this study discusses the relationship between traditional payments and PMP services.Design/methodology/approachThe study data were collected from individual customers who used both traditional payments and PMP in a physical store during the COVID-19 pandemic. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was applied to analyze the validity of the variables and the causal relationships among variables based on 305 valid data.FindingsThe results show that the factor of traditional payments, that is, dissatisfaction positively and significantly influenced customers' switching intention. Factors of PMP, namely perceived usefulness (PUF) and perceived ease of use (EOU), positively and significantly impacted switching intention. In addition, the relationship between traditional payments and PMP, that is, low perceived substitutability was found to negatively influence switching intention, PUF and EOU.Research limitations/implicationsFirst, the study targets are customers with experience in using PMP after the COVID-19 pandemic. It is suggested to compare customers who had experience using PMP before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, although cash and bank cards belong to the category of traditional payments, they have different degrees of contact when transactions occur. The contact rate of bank cards is lower than that of cash. This study did not differentiate between cash and bank cards, which is the main limitation.Originality/valueFirst, this study provides a reference to examine mobile payment usage from the perspective of both incumbent and alternative services conjointly under emergency situations, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, the application of migration theory to the context of mobile payment extends existing research on mobile payment. Third, this study is among the first to investigate the relationship between traditional payments and PMP.

PLoS ONE ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 17 (1) ◽  
pp. e0261869
Taslima Akther ◽  
Tasnima Nur

The aim of this study is to investigate the key factors influencing the acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines and develop a model based on the theory of reasoned action, belief in conspiracy theory, awareness, perceived usefulness, and perceived ease of use. The authors created and distributed a self-administered online questionnaire using Google Forms. Data were collected from 351 respondents ranging in age from 19 to 30 years, studying at the graduate and postgraduate levels at various public universities in Bangladesh. The Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) method was used to analyze the data. The results indicate that belief in conspiracy theory undermines COVID-19 vaccine acceptance, thereby negatively impacting the individual attitudes, subjective norms, and acceptance. Individual awareness, on the other hand, has a strong positive influence on the COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. Furthermore, the perceived usefulness of vaccination and the perceived ease of obtaining the vaccine positively impact attitude and the acceptance of immunization. Individuals’ positive attitudes toward immunization and constructive subjective norms have a positive impact on vaccine acceptance. This study contributes to the literature by combining the theory of reasoned action with conspiracy theory, awareness, perceived usefulness, and perceived ease of use to understand vaccine acceptance behavior. Authorities should focus on campaigns that could reduce misinformation and conspiracy surrounding COVID-19 vaccination. The perceived usefulness of vaccination to prevent pandemics and continue normal education will lead to vaccination success. Furthermore, the ease with which people can obtain the vaccine and that it is free of cost will encourage students to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, and society.

Alexander Seifert ◽  
Neil Charness

AbstractDigital (consumer) services, such as ticket machines, self-checkout, and online reservations, have become increasingly important in modern society. Studies on adoption of these services and openness to using future public digital services (e.g., online voting, online taxes, electronic patient records) have mostly focused on younger adults or nonrepresentative samples among older adults. Therefore, two important questions remain that can best be addressed with representative sampling: To what extent do older adults use or are willing to use current and future digital services in their everyday lives? How do older adults evaluate the ease of use of these services?. The study included data on use of current and future digital services among a large Swiss sample of 1149 people age 65 years and older (mean age: 74.1 years, SD: 6.69). Descriptive and multivariate analyses showed that (a) established services such as cash machines were used more often than new services, such as self-checkout apps or machines. (b) Perceived ease of use is related to age, socioeconomic status, health, and interest in technology. (c) Only 8.9% had an overall positive attitude toward these digital services, and this attitude was predicted by age, gender, socioeconomic status, and interest in technology. (d) Participants were more often open to filing taxes online than voting online, and openness was predicted by age, income, and interest in technology. Today, mainly older adults with a high interest in technology use digital services. Nevertheless, potential for greater use is evident.

2022 ◽  
Vol 12 (1) ◽  
pp. 19-31
Serap Türkyılmaz ◽  
Erkut Altindag

Smart homes, which are an important component of the Internet of Things (IoT) provides an effective service for users by communicating with various digital devices based on IoT. IoT-based smart home technology has transformed the lives of humans by providing everyone with a connection independently from time and space. However, due to various challenges such as privacy, security, and price, problems are experienced by consumers in terms of accepting smart home technologies. In the study, it was aimed to develop a model for accepting smart home technologies, and based on the results obtained, it was attempted to determine what factors affect the consumers' intention to buy smart home systems. In this context, with the help of Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), a research model was designed for the purchaser of a home as a product. In the research model, it was investigated what kind of effects perceived psychological factors (perceived ease of use, perceived intelligence, perceived suitability, perceived price, and perceived risk of privacy) have on the purpose and behavior of using IoT systems through perceived benefit. In addition, the relationship between sensory and emotional experiences of consumers, psychological perception factors and perceived usefulness was tested.  Data was collected by conducting an online survey questionnaire completed by 430 respondents. Partial least squares (PLSs) was explored to test the theoretical model. The research results show that perceived psychological factors (perceived ease of use, perceived connectivity, perceived intelligence, perceived convenience, and perceived privacy risk) have significant effect on the intention and behavior of IOT systems usage through perceived benefit. In terms of sensory and emotional experience, it only softens the relationship between the perceived privacy risk of emotional experience and the perceived benefit.

2022 ◽  
Vol 5 (2) ◽  
pp. 473-480
Utari Nur Ambiya

SIAKAD UMTAS merupakan sistem informasi akademik di Universitas Muhammadiyah Tasikmalaya yang berfungsi untuk mengolah administrasi kemahasiswaan. Adapun tingkat diterima tidaknya SIAKAD bagi pengguna (dalam hal ini mahasiswa) merupakan penelitian yang dilakukan dengan menggunakan Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). TAM ini merupakan konstruk yang dapat digunakan untuk mengetahui seberapa besar pengaruh penerimaan sistem informasi akademik. Penelitian ini menggunakan 3 konstruk TAM yang sudah dimodifikasi yaitu, Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Ease of Use, Acceptance of IT. 3 (tiga) konstruk tersebut digunakan sebagai aspek dalam instrumen pengumpulan data mengenai kuesioner. Instrumen kuesioner pada penelitian ini merupakan data primer. Data dari kuesioner akan diolah menggunakan statistik deskriptif terlebih dahulu, setelahnya untuk diketahui pengaruhnya akan digunakan analisis regresi linear berganda. Berdasarkan analisis data diperoleh hasil sebagai berikut: (1) Konstruk Perceived ease of use berpengaruh secara positif terhadap acceptance of IT (penerimaan) SIAKAD oleh mahasiswa Universitas Muhammadiyah dengan thitung 13,016 artinya SIAKAD UMTAS mudah digunakan . (2) Konstruk perceived usefulness berpengaruh secara positif terhadap acceptance of IT (penerimaan) SIAKAD oleh mahasiswa Universitas Muhammadiyah Tasikmalaya dengan thitung 11,258 artinya SIAKAD UMTAS bermanfaat. (3) Konstruk perceived ease of use dan perceived usefulness secara simultan berpengaruh terhadap acceptance of IT (penerimaan) SIAKAD oleh mahasiswa Universitas Muhammadiyah Tasikmalaya dengan thitung 0,699 atau 69,9% artinya SIAKAD UMTAS mudah digunakan dan bermanfaat.

2022 ◽  
Le Thanh Tung

Social networks and communication on theInternet have an important role in people's daily lifeworldwide. This paper examines the impact of Socialnetwork usage on the Academic performance of students. The research data were collected from a stratified sampling survey including 576 Vietnamese undergraduate students. The research model has five independent variables (Perceived usefulness, Perceived ease of use, Social influences, Facilitating conditions, Community identity), one mediating variable (Social network usage), and onedependent variable (Academic performance). The studymethods include the Cronbach’s alpha test, the Exploratory factor analysis, the Confirmatory factor analysis, and the Structural equation modeling are employed toquantitatively analyze the relationship among variables.The result finds that there are positive and significantimpacts of Perceived usefulness, Perceived ease of use,Social influences, Community identity on Social networkusage. The impact of Facilitating conditions on Socialnetwork usage is positive, however, it is not significant.The result also concludes that there is a positive andsignificant impact of Social network usage on theAcademic performance of students. Besides, the empiricalstatistical data indicates that social networks are really apopular and familiar tool for helping students tocommunicate with each other in Vietnam. Finally, thestudy result suggests that educational managers may usesocial networks as an informal tool to enhance not only the academic performance of students but also othereducational activities in universities.

2022 ◽  
Vol 6 (1) ◽  
pp. 45-58 ◽  
Amer Al-Husamiyah ◽  
Mahmood Al-Bashayreh

Smart home services (SHSs) afford users an effective lifestyle management system, which provides human-oriented networking of smart devices and applications that enable users to control their homes from anywhere at any time. Despite the benefits of SHSs, however, their acceptance is very low. There remains a gap in the literature in terms of a comprehensive model that addresses users’ intention to use SHSs. To address this gap, the present study explored the factors that influence SHS acceptance among users based on well-established theoretical frameworks, such as the technology acceptance model, innovation diffusion theory, and the theory of planned behavior. To this end, the study integrated four additional factors, namely, perceived convenience, perceived connectedness, perceived cost, and perceived privacy risk, into the exploration and carried out structural equation modeling to quantitatively determine the effects of these factors. Questionnaires were administered to 750 users. The findings indicated that perceived compatibility, perceived convenience, perceived connectedness, perceived cost, perceived behavioral control with perceived usefulness, and perceived ease of use directly and indirectly exerted a significant influence on users’ intention to use SHSs.

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