Determining Factors of Art Students’ Intention and Use Behavior Toward Online Art Exhibitions in Sichuan, China


  • Yitao Zhai

DOI: 10.14456/shserj.2024.21
Published: 2024-03-01


Art College, Online Art Exhibition, Subjective Norms, Behavioral Intention, Use Behavior


Purpose: This study aims to explore the factors impacting the use of online art exhibitions in Chengdu universities. The framework proposes seven variables of causal relationships, including subjective norms, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, behavioral intention, perceived behavioral control, social impact, and behavior. Research design, data, and Technology: The researcher collected sample data (n=506), using quantitative methods and questionnaires. Before issuing the questionnaire, the validity and reliability of the data were tested using the Index of item objective congruence (IOC) and Cronbach’s alpha for the pilot tests (n=50). The data are analyzed by confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation model (SEM) to verify the model's goodness of fit and confirm the causal relationship between the hypothesis test variables. Results: The results show that subjective norms have a significant impact on perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use has a significant impact on perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use has a significant impact on behavioral intention, perceived usefulness has a significant impact on behavioral intention, perceived behavioral control has a significant impact on behavioral intention, social impact has a significant impact on behavioral intention toward behavior. Conclusion: The study of conceptual models can predict and explain the behavioral intention of using online art exhibitions in higher education.

Author Biography

Yitao Zhai

Art School of Southwest Minzu University, China.


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Zhai, Y. (2024). Determining Factors of Art Students’ Intention and Use Behavior Toward Online Art Exhibitions in Sichuan, China. Scholar: Human Sciences, 16(1), 202-215.