عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the factors that affect the acceptance of e-books by 1st-period high school students of Isfahan city based on the constructive factors of the Technology Acceptance Model 3 (TAM3).
Methodology: This research is a descriptive research and was performed using surveys and correlation analysis. A researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect data and SPSS23 and Amos22 software were used to analyze the data. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire was confirmed. The participants were 460 1st-period high school students from the of Isfahan city, who were randomly selected by randomized cluster sampling.
Finding: Path Analysis of the research data showed that all the determined paths in the conceptual research model, except the direct effect of the "result demonstrability" on the "perceived usefulness", are significant and the model has an acceptable overall fit. The mediator variable, "experience", could only affect the relationship between "subjective norms" and "intention to use ". This means that the more experience that a teenager has about the use of technology, the greater impact on their intention to use e-books. None of the voluntariness and experience mediating variables could have an effect on other relationships of the model.
Conclusion: Many developed countries have accepted e-books as an inseparable format form the libraries, schools, colleges, and many centers. So, they are taking advantage of them. The results of this study, which was performed based on a group of teenagers and students with the TAM3 model, showed that with clear and precise steps, many of activities and investments can be coordinated to use this technology as much as possible also introduce in society as a positive cultural behavior.