Why do people use information kiosks? A validation of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology

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The importance of information kiosk development and implementation in the context of E-Government policies has been discussed in previous research. While many governments are today making considerable investments to implement information kiosks, previous research suggests that citizens may not use information kiosks in spite of their availability. However, the successful implementation of information kiosks depends significantly on whether or not citizens are willing to adopt the new information technology (IT). Therefore, based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), this study investigates the determinants of use behavior regarding information kiosks and the moderating effects of age and gender differences on the relationships between the determinants and behavioral intention/use behavior. Data collected from 244 respondents in Taiwan were tested against the research model using structural equation modeling techniques. The results partially support the applicability of the UTAUT in the context of information kiosks. The findings of this research provide several prominent implications for the research and practice of information kiosk development and implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-165
Number of pages8
JournalGovernment Information Quarterly
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

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  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Law

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