Applying The Technology Acceptance Model and Trust Beliefs to Online B2C Websites

온라인 B2C 웹사이트에 기술수용모델 및 신뢰 신념의 적용

  • 박관희 (대구대학교 경상대학 경영학과)
  • Published : 2004.12.01


B2C EC has two kinds of perspectives such as technology-oriented and trust-oriented perspectives. As lots of fraud damages on the B2C EC have been reported every day, the trust-oriented perspective receives lots of attention. In this study, an integrative typology for developing and validating trust measures for B2C EC proposed by McKnight et al.(2002a) and McKnight and Chevany(2002b) has been used for trust-oriented perspective, and the TAM(technology acceptance model) model proposed by Fred Davis in 1985 has been used for technology-oriented perspective. An research model had been developed by using the 4 factors of an integrative typology and 5 factors of the TAM model such as perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, trust beliefs, intention, and actual transaction. All 13 hypotheses had been proposed from this research model and tested by field study. 12 hypotheses, including the 4 f actors of an integrative typology as antecedents on trust beliefs, were significant, whereas the hypothesis 5 on the relationship between structural assurance and perceived ease of use was insignificant. Structures on B2C EC like guarantees, regulations, promises, legal recourse, or other procedures seemed to be difficult to B2C EC customers. Therefore, these structures should be developed more easier to B2C EC customers.


The Technology Acceptance Model;Trust Beliefs;B2C EC