A study on Factors that Influence the Usage of Mobile Apps - Based on Flow Theory and Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology -

모바일 앱 이용에 영향을 미치는 요인 : - 플로우 이론과 통합기술수용모형을 바탕으로 -

  • Received : 2013.05.08
  • Accepted : 2013.07.13
  • Published : 2013.08.31


This study, based on flow theory and unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT), examines various factors that influence the continuous use of mobile applications, particularly those providing users with satisfaction and pleasure as well as useful information. This study extends the previous studies that have been based on technology acceptance model, in which usefulness and ease of use are key determinants of use of new technology, by introducing flow theory in explaining the use of various technologies in mobile environment. For this purpose, this study employes a survey based field study and collects data from individuals who use fashion mobile apps since these are considered to provide fun and pleasures. This study finds that flow theory is a proper framework to understand the use of mobile technology, indicating flow experience is an important variable to determine the usage of fashion apps. In addition, performance expectation, effort expectation, social influence, and facilitation condition are found to be significant in influencing use of mobile apps, suggesting UTAUT still plays an important role in understanding the use of mobile technology.


Supported by : 국민대학교


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