A Comparative Study on the Precedents of E-learning Use of the Internet among S. Korea, Vietnam, and Singapore

e-러닝 사용 선행요인에 대한 3개국 비교연구-한국, 베트남, 싱가폴

  • John, Yongjean (Department of Business Administration, Jincheon Campus, Woosuk University)
  • 전용진 (우석대학교 진천캠퍼스 경영학과)
  • Received : 2018.04.04
  • Accepted : 2018.06.20
  • Published : 2018.06.28


This study examined the major precedent variables that could affect e-learning users' attitudes in two highly-networked countries and a sharply-spreading country in East Asia, namely South Korea, Vietnam, and Singapore. This research also reviewed why e-learners were using the Internet for their study and unveiled cross-national differences in antecedents of online activities, motivations, intention to use, and enhancement in performance among three countries. This paper could see if there were any differences in precedents of e-learning among the countries by ANOVA. Plus, the study uncovered that what precedents impacted the follow-ups of e-learning by regression analysis in each country. The paper found out that differences in social and cultural aspect influenced on the precedents and the follow-ups of e-learning among the countries. For example, Korean learners had stronger utilitarian motivations for e-learning while the Vietnamese and the Singaporean did not. Korean and Singaporean learners were more strongly influenced to visit e-learning sites by their friends and lecturers than the Vietnamese.


e-learning;Comparative study;Precedent;Follow-ups;User attitude


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