An Empirical Study on Success Factors of Special-Purpose Mobile Applications: Focusing on the Mobile Campus Application of A University

특수목적용 모바일 앱의 성공요인에 관한 실증연구: A 대학교 모바일 캠퍼스 앱을 중심으로

  • 조우철 (아주대학교 경영대학원) ;
  • 임재익 (아주대학교 e-비즈니스학과) ;
  • 양성병 (아주대학교 e-비즈니스학과)
  • Received : 2014.05.19
  • Accepted : 2014.07.12
  • Published : 2014.09.30


Recently, with the increasing popularity of smartphones, mobile applications have been being used in various sectors. In these environments, some mobile applications are being made for special purposes. The mobile campus application is one exemplary type of such special-purpose mobile applications, which have unique characteristics that allow only designated users, belonging to a specific group, to access and use relevant knowledge. The aim of this study is to identify and investigate critical success factors of mobile campus applications based on the DeLone & McLean's information systems (IS) success model and to find unique characteristics of mobile campus applications, compared to general-purpose mobile applications. In order to empirically test our research model, 199 samples were collected from students who actually had experience of using the mobile campus application of A university at least once. The findings of the structural equation modeling using SmartPLS 2.0 confirmed the DeLone & McLean's IS success model, with the exception for relationships between service quality and user satisfaction/intention to use. Moreover, the moderating role of sense of belonging to school on the relationships between quality-related factors (i.e., information, system, and service qualities) and success-related factors (i.e., user satisfaction and intention to use) was examined.