Factors Impacting Male Students’ Behavioral Intentions to Purchase Mobile Reading Apps in Chengdu, China

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Hongmei Li


Purpose: This study aims to analyze the factors impacting male students’ behavioral intention to purchase mobile reading apps in Chengdu, China. The conceptual framework contains key variables which are perceived value, satisfaction, service quality, trust, social influence, perceived usefulness, and perceived ease of use. Research design, data, and methodology: The online and offline questionnaires were distributed to 500 male students, using judgmental, stratified random and convenience sampling methods. For the data analysis, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation model (SEM) were employed to test measurement and structural models. Additionally, validity, reliability and goodness of fits were assessed. Results: The results explicated that perceived value and service quality are the predictors of satisfaction towards trust and behavioral intention. Furthermore, behavioral intention is significantly influenced by social influence perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use. Nevertheless, perceived ease of use has no significant impact on perceived usefulness. Conclusion: Eight hypotheses were proven to fulfill research objectives. Software developers should pay attention to consumer needs and attract college students with high-quality content, make sure of the security of payment, focus on the applicability, and provide knowledge that meets the needs of college students.


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Li, H. (2023). Factors Impacting Male Students’ Behavioral Intentions to Purchase Mobile Reading Apps in Chengdu, China. AU-GSB E-JOURNAL, 16(1), 70-81. https://doi.org/10.14456/augsbejr.2023.8
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Hongmei Li

Xihua University, School of Literature, Journalism& Communication, China.


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