Acceptance of Internet-based learning medium: The role of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation

Matthew K.O. Lee*, Christy M K CHEUNG, Zhaohui Chen

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    This study is one of the few attempts to investigate students' acceptance of an Internet-based learning medium (ILM). By integrating a motivational perspective into the technology acceptance model, our model captured both extrinsic (perceived usefulness and ease of use) and intrinsic (perceived enjoyment) motivators for explaining students' intention to use the new learning medium. Data collected from 544 undergraduate students were examined through the LISREL VIII framework. The results showed that both perceived usefulness and perceived enjoyment significantly and directly impacted their intention to use ILM. Surprisingly, perceive ease of use did not posit a significant impact on student attitude or intention towards ILM usage. Implications of this study are important for both researchers and practitioners.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1095-1104
    Number of pages10
    JournalInformation and Management
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Management Information Systems
    • Information Systems
    • Information Systems and Management

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Design of Internet-based learning systems
    • Extrinsic motivation
    • Internet-based information systems acceptance
    • Internet-based learning medium
    • Intrinsic motivation
    • Perceived enjoyment
    • Perceived usefulness
    • Technology acceptance model


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