University staff adoption of iPads: An empirical study using an extended TAM model

Michael Steven Lane, Adrian Stagg

Abstract


This research examined key factors influencing adoption of iPads by university staff. An online survey collected quantitative data to test hypothesised relationships in an extended TAM model. The findings show that university staff consider iPads easy to use and useful, with a high level of compatibility with their work. Social status had no influence on their attitude to using an iPad. However older university staff and university staff with no previous experience in using a similar technology such as an iPhone or smartphone found iPads less easy to use. Furthermore, a lack of formal end user ICT support impacted negatively on the use of iPads.

Keywords


Technology acceptance model; iPad; social status; age; previous experience with similar technology; ICT support

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v18i3.876

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