An Adoption Model of Mobile Knowledge Sharing Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior

Ahmad Mtair Hawamleh, Amir Ngah


Resting on the use of mobile device which is increasingly popular worldwide, mobile learning and sharing knowledge between among students and academicians in fact extends the reach of education and sharing knowledge to all social-economic levels independent of location and time, indicating a new opportunity for education industry development and sharing knowledge. Nonetheless, there is still a lack of a comprehensive understanding regarding the factors affecting the adoption of mobile phone technology for learning and sharing knowledge. In this light, an adoption model of mobile phone technology knowledge sharing was built in this paper based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, in which perceived enjoyment, facilitating conditions, interpersonal influences, perceived usefulness, external influence, mobility, self- efficacy, and perceived ease of use of mobile sharing knowledge are integrated in order to increase the predictive capability of model. This model hopefully provides a framework for future research, and will serve as a basis for our future survey and analysis of data.


Adoption Model; Knowledge Sharing; Mobile Knowledge Sharing; Theory of Planned Behavior;

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