Adapting the Technology Acceptance Model to Explore College Students' Intentions to Use Technology in Virtual Education




ICT, e-learning, digital technologies, education, learning


The use of technologies in educational contexts has been increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the use of models that can explain a student's intention to use certain technologies has not been adequately researched, much less has it been possible to identify the validity of a model that maintained his factorial structure in different contexts. Therefore, this study seeks to adapt the technology acceptance model to Spanish, to be used with university students. Thus, a questionnaire was applied to 297 students belonging to a private university. The results indicate that the original factorial structure of the model is maintained when it is adapted to Spanish. Likewise, it was identified that there were no differences in the model according to the gender of the participant, which corroborates a factorial invariance of the model. Also, causal relationships within the model with the intention of using technologies are corroborated. We concluded that the technology acceptance model is maintained in a different context and can be used with university students to evaluate possible educational interventions in virtuality.


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