Developing and validating an instrument for measuring mobile computing self-efficacy

Yi-Shun Wang, Hsiu Yuan Wang

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IT-related self-efficacy has been found to have a critical influence on system use. However, traditional measures of computer self-efficacy and Internet-related self-efficacy are perceived to be inapplicable in the context of mobile computing and commerce because they are targeted primarily at either desktop computer or wire-based technology contexts. Based on previous research, this study develops and validates a multidimensional instrument for measuring mobile computing self-efficacy (MCSE). This empirically validated instrument will be useful to researchers in developing and testing the theories of mobile user behavior, and to practitioners in assessing the mobile computing self-efficacy of users and promoting the use of mobile commerce systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-413
Number of pages9
JournalCyberpsychology and Behavior
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Applied Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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