The Antecedents of Wearable Devices Continuous Usage

  • 阮 氏紅

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Keywords: Task-technology fit theory Social capital theory Wearable devices Wearable device users’ communities Continued use Information system (IS) usage is one of the most important constructs which have been studied over the past decades However the lack of technological constructs and social factors is usually seen in those studies In the context of wearable devices that have been an emerging technology phenomenon recently we tried to examine wearable device usage by adopting Task-technology Fit (TTF) model in combination with social factors adopted from Social Capital theory We firstly conducted a qualitative research to have in-deep understanding of social network integration activities In doing so we interviewed seven wearable device existing users This is also to establish the theoretical background to proceed a quantitative study – the main study to justify the factors influencing continued use behavior of wearable devices users by spreading the questionnaires survey to more than 300 existing users Basing on the data analysis results the antecedents of wearable device user’s continued use behavior were justified Both perceived fit between task and technology characteristics and social factors were confirmed to positively affect user’s continued use with the former has bigger impact in comparison with the latter Finally the study is considered as the confirmation of TTF model in investigating the effect of perceived fit on people’s behavior This also establish the understanding and the literature to explain how personal social capitals can affect users’ social activities and then indirectly impact on their using behavior
Date of Award2018 Jul 25
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorJeng-Chung Chen (Supervisor)

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