Applying the Technology Acceptance Model and flow theory to Cyworld user behavior: implication of the Web2.0 user acceptance
Shin, D.-H.; Kim, W.-Y.; Kim, W.-Y.
Cyberpsychology and Behavior the Impact of the Internet Multimedia and Virtual Reality on Behavior and Society 11(3): 378-382
ISSN/ISBN: 1557-8364 PMID: 18537514 DOI: 10.1089/cpb.2007.0117
This study explores attitudinal and behavioral patterns when using Cyworld by adopting an expanded Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). A model for Cyworld acceptance is used to examine how various factors modified from the TAM influence acceptance and its antecedents. This model is examined through an empirical study involving Cyworld users using structural equation modeling techniques. The model shows reasonably good measurement properties and the constructs are validated. The results not only confirm the model but also reveal general factors applicable to Web2.0. A set of constructs in the model can be the Web2.0-specific factors, playing as enhancing factor to attitudes and intention.