Factors influencing usage of internet for academic purposes using technology acceptance model

Jyothi Mallya, S. Lakshminarayanan

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    The purpose of this study was to examine the factors influencing the usage of the internet by the university students for academic purposes. This study adopted Technology acceptance model (TAM) as a research framework. The study tests the research framework using structural equation modeling. Three hundred and seventy-eight students from a private Universites in India participated in this study. The findings of this study suggest that the attitude and perceived usefulness of theInternet significantly influence the behavioral intention of the students on using the internet for the academic purposes. The study revealed that the perceived usefulness of the Internet is significantly influenced bythe perceived ease of using the Internet. Findings also demonstrate satisfactory model fit between the model and observed data. The results of this study will be useful for the university authority to enhance the internet sources and services within the campus for its effective and efficient use for academic purposes by the students.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)119-124
    Number of pages6
    JournalDESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2017

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Library and Information Sciences


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