How Do Undergraduate Students Adopt Online Learning in Chengdu, China During COVID-19?

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Yaze Lyu


Purpose: This study aims to examine the online learning adoption of college students in Chengdu, China. The main variables constructed in a conceptual framework based on the technology acceptance model (TAM) and the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) are perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, attitude, social influence, facilitating conditions, behavioral intention, and user behavior. Research design, data, and methodology: The target population is 500 undergraduates. The sample techniques are purposive, stratified random, convenience, and snowball samplings. Before collecting the data, The Item Objective Congruence (IOC) Index and the pilot test (n=50) by Cronbach’s Alpha were used to assure content validity and construct validity. The data were analyzed by Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Results: The results reveal that perceived ease of use significantly impacts perceived usefulness and behavioral intention. Attitude and facilitating conditions significantly impact behavioral intention. Behavioral intention has a significant impact on user behavior. On the contrary, perceived usefulness and social influence have no significant impact on behavioral intention. Conclusions: To ensure that all students can adopt digital learning successfully, educational institutions and the Chinese government needs to improve accessibility with the highest-performance online learning infrastructure for the country.


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Lyu, Y. (2023). How Do Undergraduate Students Adopt Online Learning in Chengdu, China During COVID-19?. AU-GSB E-JOURNAL, 16(1), 172-181.
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Yaze Lyu

Ph.D. Candidate in Technology, Education and Management, Graduate School of Business and Advanced Technology Management, Assumption University of Thailand.


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