The role of attachment in Facebook usage: a study of Canadian college students
Teo, Timothy; Doleck, Tenzin; Bazelais, Paul
AbstractConsidering the increasingly ubiquitous and frequent use of Facebook among college students, this study sought to explicate and unravel the salient determinants of Facebook use. Specifically, the main goal was to ascertain the factors influencing College d'enseignement general et professionnel (CEGEP) students' Facebook use, for which a structural equation model was proposed to examine the relationships between constructs affecting this process. Using a recently proposed extended technology acceptance model, Dhammic Technology Acceptance Model (DTAM) for Facebook use, proposed by Teo and Jarupunphol [2015. Dhammic technology acceptance model (DTAM): Extending the TAM using a condition of attachment in Buddhism. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 52(1), 136-151. doi:10.1177/0735633114568859], we present results of the study using 233 completed survey data from a sample of CEGEP students in Montreal, Quebec. The DTAM was originally tested using a sample of Thai university students; this leads to a natural question as to whether this extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) model holds in a Western sample. The findings from the present study support the validity of the DTAM for explicating Facebook use, and add empirical evidence to the DTAM, according to which the condition of attachment exerts influence on Facebook use. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications, limitations, and future extensions of the study.
KeywordFacebook TAM structural equation modeling attachment technology acceptance
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Teo, Timothy,Doleck, Tenzin,Bazelais, Paul. The role of attachment in Facebook usage: a study of Canadian college students[J]. INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS,2018,26(2):256-272.
APA Teo, Timothy,Doleck, Tenzin,&Bazelais, Paul.(2018).The role of attachment in Facebook usage: a study of Canadian college students.INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS,26(2),256-272.
MLA Teo, Timothy,et al."The role of attachment in Facebook usage: a study of Canadian college students".INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS 26.2(2018):256-272.
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