Asia Pacific Education Review

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 253–262

Examining the influence of subjective norm and facilitating conditions on the intention to use technology among pre-service teachers: a structural equation modeling of an extended technology acceptance model


DOI: 10.1007/s12564-009-9066-4

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Teo, T. Asia Pacific Educ. Rev. (2010) 11: 253. doi:10.1007/s12564-009-9066-4


This study examined pre-service teachers’ self-reported behavioral intentions to use technology. Three hundred and fourteen participants completed a survey questionnaire measuring their responses to six constructs from a research model that extends the technology acceptance model (TAM) by including facilitating conditions and subjective norm. Structural equation modeling was used as the main technique for data analysis. This study contributes to the growing interests in using information science models to explain intention to use technology in educational contexts. The results of this study showed that the TAM constructs were significant in explaining pre-service teachers’ intention to use technology. Although facilitating conditions and subjective norm had significant effects on behavioral intention to use technology, they were mediated by attitude toward usage, perceived usefulness, and perceived ease of use. Overall, this study indicated the TAM has sufficient explanatory powers to explain pre-service teachers’ intention to use technology in an educational environment.


Technology acceptance model Pre-service teachers Structural equation modeling Subjective norm Facilitating conditions 

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© Education Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group, National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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