Determinants of User Acceptance of Digital Libraries

Özata F. Z., Kurulgan M.

TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP, vol.27, no.4, pp.585-600, 2013 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.585-600
  • Keywords: User acceptance of digital libraries, user acceptance of information technology, Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior, Theory of Planned Behavior, perceived behavioral control
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Using the Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior this research aims to determine the factors that affect the intentions of teaching staff towards using digital library services. Data are collected from 426 respondents and structural equation modeling is used to analyze the responses. Study results showed that attitude toward use and subjective norm have an important positive effect but perceived behavioral control does not have an effect on intention. Another finding is that compatibility is more effective than relative advantage in this context and it is seen that the system's ease of use is more related with perceived behavioral control rather than attitude.