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Document Type

Conference Paper

Department/Unit

Department of Finance & Decision Sciences

Title

Using the Internet as a Learning Medium: An Exploration of Gender Difference in the Adoption of FaBWeb

Language

English

Abstract

© 2002 IEEE. In line with V. Venkatesh and M.G. Morris' (2000) study on gender differences in IT adoption, an augmented TAM was employed to scrutinize the gender differences in the student adoption of Internet-based learning medium (ILM). A total of 549 usable self-administered questionnaires were collected, and both psychometric properties and model testing were examined through the LISREL VIII framework. All measures have good psychometric properties and all models provide a good fit to the data with all path coefficients supported. Regardless of the gender, perceived usefulness remains the most important determinant in student adoption of ILM. However, inconsistent findings are found between Venkatesh and Morris' (2000) study and the study presented; we suspect that it may be the result of interaction effects between culture and gender in the determinants of IT adoption and usage. Detailed processes and mechanisms through which the interactions take place and how they act on different components of the TAM is an area calling for future investigations.

Keywords

Automatic testing, Education, Educational institutions, Information systems, Internet, Psychology, Psychometric testing, Statistics, Technological innovation, Videoconference

Publication Date

2002

Source Publication Title

Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

Start Page

475

End Page

483

Conference Location

Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Publisher

IEEE

ISBN (print)

0-7695-1435-9

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