Adoption of E-Book for University Students

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 845)


This paper employs the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to study the adoption of E-book amongst higher-education students in a well-known academic institute in the UAE, where E-book was being implemented. Computer self-efficacy, confirmation, innovativeness, satisfaction, and subjective norm are the five factors that this model embarks on to realize the influence on the university students as a result of the adoption of the E-book. This study was conducted among 350 university students through a survey which has used the quantitative evaluation to gain the optimum advantage from the subjective methods. The hypotheses were analyzed, and the model was assessed with the help of the statistical package for Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The main findings that can be derived from the existing study are the factors that have positive impact on students’ perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness of E-book. They are computer self-efficacy, confirmation, innovativeness, and subjective norm. As a result, it is imperative for legislators and managers of E-book applications to concentrate on the factors that are critical for encouraging learning and enhancing students’ efficiency in developing and executing successful E-book applications.


E-book Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) Computer self-efficacy Confirmation Innovativeness Satisfaction Subjective norm Student’s intention to use E-learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and ITThe British University in DubaiDubaiUAE
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering and ITUniversity of FujairahFujairahUAE

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