An Integrative Framework of Cognitive Absorption for Technology Use

Christy M. K. Cheung, Dimple R. Thadani, Zach W. Y. Lee

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    With growing interest in the uses of hedonic technologies and gamification in system design, the concept of cognitive absorption (CA) has become increasingly salient in the information systems literature. However, little effort has been made to evaluate the research status and consolidate the current literature findings. To fill these research gaps, the authors conducted a literature review on CA. The authors then proposed an integrative framework that summarises the key elements of and variables related to CA and their relationships. The major findings of the study are discussed, and an agenda for future research is proposed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Technology in Organisations and Societies: Multidisciplinary Perspectives from AI to Technostress
    EditorsZach W. Y. Lee, Tommy K. H. Chan, Christy M. K. Cheung
    Place of PublicationBingley
    PublisherEmerald Publishing
    Number of pages35
    ISBN (Electronic)9781839098123, 9781839098147
    ISBN (Print)9781839098130
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2021

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Cognitive absorption
    • Flow
    • Technology use
    • Literature review
    • Integrative framework
    • Person-Artefact-Task Model


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