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IJEEEE 2015 Vol.5(4): 237-248 ISSN: 2010-3654
doi: 10.17706/ijeeee.2015.5.4.237-248

Factors Affecting the e-Book Adoption amongst Mathematics and Statistics Students at Universities in Libya: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach

Asma Mohmead Smeda, Mohd Fairuz Shiratuddin, Kok Wai Wong
Abstract—This paper investigates the factors affecting the acceptance of e-book amongst Mathematics and Statistics students at universities in Libya. Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was used and extended by using five factors that may affect the acceptance of e-book among Mathematics and Statistics students. Three of these factors belong to external variables, which are related with infrastructure of universities and the characteristics of e-book such as accessibility, technical support and cost; the other two factors are classified from intrinsic variables which are related with users or potential users such as self-efficacy and social influence. A quantitative evaluation was utilized in this research leveraging subjective methods, such as survey where a distributed sample of 392 Mathematics and Statistics students at universities in Libya. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) were used to measure the model and to examine the hypotheses. The research hypotheses were examined by path analysis using the standardised coefficient, probability value and Critical Ratio. Based on the result, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and attitude are the strongest factors at all. Moreover, the intrinsic variables were important factors for predicting students’ behavioural intention adoption e-book among Mathematics and Statistics students at universities in Libya.

Index Terms—External variables, internal variables, mathematics, statistics, students, TAM.

Asma Mohmead Smeda, Mohd Fairuz Shiratuddin, Kok Wai Wong are with the School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Perth, WA, Australia.

Cite: Asma Mohmead Smeda, Mohd Fairuz Shiratuddin, Kok Wai Wong, " Factors Affecting the e-Book Adoption amongst Mathematics and Statistics Students at Universities in Libya: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 237-248, 2015.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, INSPEC (IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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