Smart Home Sweet Smart Home: An Examination of Smart Home Acceptance

Davit Marikyan, Savvas Papagiannidis, Eleftherios Alamanos

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Abstract

Technology acceptance in private spaces has not received much attention, although users' behaviour may be different due to the space in which usage takes place. To address this gap, the present study proposed a model exploring individuals' values, users' perception of technology performance and attitudinal beliefs in relation to use behaviour and satisfaction when using smart technologies in their homes. The study employed a sample of 422 participants in the USA. Structural equation modelling was utilised to test the proposed hypotheses. The model provided robust results explaining factors underpinning the use of pervasive technology in private settings. Specifically, the study showed that hedonic and utilitarian beliefs are critical for the perception of task fit, whereas privacy and financial factors were found to be not significant. The fit between tasks and technology demonstrated a significant role in predicting perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, use behaviour, and satisfaction. Lastly, use behaviour showed a positive correlation with satisfaction.
Original languageEnglish
Article number17(2)
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2021

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