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Using the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) in predicting the intent to use the internet for academic purposes


Bidin, Zainol and Md Hashim, Mohd Farid Asraf and Zakiyah, Sharif and Mohd Shamsudin, Faridahwati (2011) Using the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) in predicting the intent to use the internet for academic purposes. Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction , 8 (2011). pp. 139-150. ISSN 1675-8110

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Abstract

Purpose – This study sought to investigate the factors that influence students’ intention to use the Internet for academic purposes in Universiti Utara Malaysia. This study applies theory of planned behaviour (TPB) as the base model. The model employed the original variables from the theory i.e. attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control and intention.Method – A survey involving of questionnaires was conducted among 369 public university students. Multiple regression was employed to examine the factors influencing intention to use the Internet for academic purposes.Findings – Results revealed that the variables attitude, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control are statistically significant in influencing intention to use the Internet for learning purposes.It was also found that 38% of the variance in students’ intention to use the Internet is cumulatively explained by their attitude, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control.Significance – The paper provides useful scientific insight into the relationships between attitude, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control variables towards intention to use the Internet for academic purposes. The findings can be used to promote the use of Internet among students in enhancing their learning experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control, intention.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Zainol Bidin
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2012 03:29
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2016 01:37
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6172

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