Technology acceptance: a meta-analysis of the theoretical models

Sevim, Anıl
Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been among the most pervasive models which attempted to elucidate the dynamics of technology acceptance. The constructs of both TAM and its operative successors including TAM2, TAM3 and UTAUT (Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology) have been tested through several primary studies, however, the question is that there exists a limited number of secondary studies which aim the assessment of construct relationship variation among those primary studies. Through conducting a validated search on six digital libraries and online databases as the main sources of past empirical studies, this study performed a set of random-effects meta-analyses on 12 construct relationships of the TAM, UTAUT, and variants. 84 primary studies which comprise an aggregate sample size of 27387 were selected and meta-analyzed. The effect sizes were dispersed in each of the meta-analyses. With respect to the effect of perceived usefulness on behavioral intention to use, a significant (alpha = 0.1) difference was observed between the mandatory users of the technology and those who use the technologies voluntarily.


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Citation Formats
A. Sevim, “Technology acceptance: a meta-analysis of the theoretical models,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.