Continuance intention to use mobile learning in terms of motivation and technology acceptance

Stavros A. Nikou, Anastasios A. Economides

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Mobile learning is a fast-growing area in the field of education. Previous research has highlighted the importance of the continuance intention to use information technology as a post-adoption behaviour. However, while research exists for the behavioural intention to use mobile learning, not many studies exist that have investigated the continuance intention towards using mobile learning. The current study explores factors that influence the continuance intention towards using mobile learning in the context of secondary science education. The study proposes and evaluates a model to explain and predict continuance intention to use mobile learning, using constructs from both the Technology Acceptance Model and the Self-Determination Theory of Motivation. Forty-eight students from a European secondary school participated in outdoors mobile learning activities during a science class and filled out a survey questionnaire about their attitudes. Structured equation modelling was used for analysing the data. The analysis confirmed the proposed model, explaining and predicting students’ continuance intention to use mobile learning in terms of satisfaction, perceived ease of use and autonomy. The study can guide education professionals towards the design and development of more motivating mobile learning activities that promote student satisfaction and their continuance intention to use mobile learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch on E-Learning and ICT in Education
Subtitle of host publicationTechnological, Pedagogical and Instructional Perspectives
EditorsThrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Stavros Demetriadis, Anastasios Mikropoulos, Vasileios Dagdilelis
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-64363-8
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2021


  • mobile learning
  • motivation
  • technology acceptance

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