A Meta-analysis and Review of External Factors based on the Technology Acceptance Model : Focusing on the Journals Related to Smartphone in Korea

기술수용모델 선행요인에 관한 문헌적 고찰 및 메타분석

  • Received : 2014.01.15
  • Accepted : 2014.02.28
  • Published : 2014.04.30


A Meta-analysis refers to a statistical literature synthesis method from the quantitative results of many known empirical studies. We conducted a meta-analysis and review of external factors based on the technology acceptance model for Smartphone-related researches. This study surveyed 106 research papers that established causal relationships in the technology acceptance model published in Korean academic journals during 2008 and 2013. The result of the meta-analysis might be summarized that the playfulness has the highest effect size in the path from external factors to the perceived usefulness, with the effect size(0.536). Also the self efficacy showed the highest effect size(0.626) in the path from external factors to the perceived ease of use. Based on these findings, several theoretical and practical implications were suggested and discussed with the difference from previous researches.


Meta analysis;Technology acceptance model;Playfulness;Self efficacy


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