Empirical Investigation on Interface Usage of Citation Database

  • Pei-Chun Lin
  • Chen-Cheng Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4312)


This study seeks to report an investigation into the ways in which end-users perceived citation database interfaces (CDI). The investigation uses the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) constructs of usefulness and ease of use to assess acceptance of citation database interfaces by university graduate students. A structural equation model was used to fit and validate the Citation Database Interface Acceptance Model (CDIAM) and the results indicate good fit to the data. The causal relationships between the constructs considered by the CDIAM are well supported, accounting for 95% of the total variance in the citation database interface acceptance and usage. This study concluded that usefulness and ease of use for citation database interface are proved to be key determinants of the acceptance and usage of citation database. This study may help explain human-computer interaction using MIS-proven TAM instead of traditional system usability approach.


Technology Acceptance Model User Perception Citation Database Interface Usage Interface Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pei-Chun Lin
    • 1
  • Chen-Cheng Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Transportation and Communication Management ScienceNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Logistics ManagementNational Kaohsiung First University of Science and TechnologyKaohsiungTaiwan

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