中年族群對心理健康應用程式的使用行為意圖探討:現況與展望

Translated title of the contribution: The Investigation of Behavior Intention toward Using Mobile Mental Health Apps among Middle-Aged Adults: Current Status and Future Prospective

洪 藝珊(Yi-Shan Hung), 徐 欣萍(Hsin-Ping Hsu)

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Abstract

Mental health issues have received increasing attention from many fields in recent years. Along with the growing ownership of smartphones and mobile applications, it is a trend of mental health care through using digital technology in the post-pandemic era. Midlife is a stressful period and middle-aged adults usually can experience numerous pressures. Therefore, it will be effective to promote mental health care and develop useful interventions by understanding their behavioral intention (BI) of using mobile apps. Methods: The research was a cross-sectional approach, and we applied the "Combined Technology Acceptance Model and Theory of Planned Behavior" (C-TAM-TPB) model as a theoretical horizon. 248 middle-aged people completed an online questionnaire and a structural equation model (SEM) was used to analyze the data. Results: It showed that perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use (PEOU), attitude (AT), subjective norm (SN), and perceived behavioral control (PBC) all had a significant positive effect on BI. Additionally, PEOU had a significant positive effect on AT through PU, and PU had a significant positive effect on BI through AT, both of them were partial mediation effects. Conclusions: The BI of middle-aged people in using mental health applications can be effectively predicted and explained through the C-TAM-TPB model. The results can aid and improve the user interface (UI) design of mental health applications and the development of mobile intervention programs.

Translated title of the contributionThe Investigation of Behavior Intention toward Using Mobile Mental Health Apps among Middle-Aged Adults: Current Status and Future Prospective
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)57-76
Number of pages20
Journal健康管理學刊 = Journal of Health Management
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec

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