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Article: Understanding individual adoption of Instant Messaging: An empirical investigation

TitleUnderstanding individual adoption of Instant Messaging: An empirical investigation
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. The Journal's web site is located at http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/
Citation
Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2005, v. 6 n. 4, p. 102-129 How to Cite?
AbstractThe wide diffusion of Instant Messaging (IM) in a voluntary social context calls for studies to examine the value of computer-mediated communication technologies in developing interpersonal relationships. By integrating three interpersonal factors into a model of motivation from the technology acceptance literature, we develop and test a research model to explain an individual's continuous use of IM in keeping and sustaining interpersonal relationships. We find that the behavioral intention to continue using IM was predicated by perceived usefulness, perceived enjoyment, and perceived critical mass. Attachment motivation, relationship commitment, and perceived critical mass were all positively associated with perceived enjoyment. Perceived enjoyment and perceived critical mass had significant effects on perceived usefulness. The results imply that IM is a useful and fun tool for fulfilling one's need for attachment and commitment and for gathering online with one's friends, family members, and others. In addition, perceived enjoyment is the dominant factor explaining grassroots adoption of communication technologies. Finally, it is important to integrate utility factors (usefulness and enjoyment) with social factors in studying communication technologies.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85861
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.79
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.786

 

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dc.contributor.authorLi, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorChau, PYKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLou, Hen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:10:06Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:10:06Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Association for Information Systems, 2005, v. 6 n. 4, p. 102-129en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1536-9323-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85861-
dc.description.abstractThe wide diffusion of Instant Messaging (IM) in a voluntary social context calls for studies to examine the value of computer-mediated communication technologies in developing interpersonal relationships. By integrating three interpersonal factors into a model of motivation from the technology acceptance literature, we develop and test a research model to explain an individual's continuous use of IM in keeping and sustaining interpersonal relationships. We find that the behavioral intention to continue using IM was predicated by perceived usefulness, perceived enjoyment, and perceived critical mass. Attachment motivation, relationship commitment, and perceived critical mass were all positively associated with perceived enjoyment. Perceived enjoyment and perceived critical mass had significant effects on perceived usefulness. The results imply that IM is a useful and fun tool for fulfilling one's need for attachment and commitment and for gathering online with one's friends, family members, and others. In addition, perceived enjoyment is the dominant factor explaining grassroots adoption of communication technologies. Finally, it is important to integrate utility factors (usefulness and enjoyment) with social factors in studying communication technologies.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherAssociation for Information Systems. The Journal's web site is located at http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the Association for Information Systemsen_HK
dc.titleUnderstanding individual adoption of Instant Messaging: An empirical investigationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChau, PYK: pchau@business.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChau, PYK=rp01052en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume6-
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dc.identifier.spage102-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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