The Behavioural Intentions of Secondary School Students to Use Tablet as a Mobile Learning Device

Wan Mohd Amir Fazamin Wan Hamzah, Mohd Hafiz Yusoff, Ismahafezi Ismail, Azliza Yacob


Advances in technology have allowed mobile devices to be used for learning purpose. The use of tablets in mobile learning has the potential to enhance learning, contributing to increased motivation and knowledge acquisition. However, without careful planning and support for learning content, students may not have the behavioural intention to use tablets in their learning. Previous studies have focused on the use of learning applications installed in the tablets. There is a lack of research on students' behavioural intentions to use tablets in learning. The partial least squares regression approach and the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) were used in this study to explore students’ behavioural intention to use the tablet in learning. This study was conducted in a private school in Malaysia. A total of 170 participants were enrolled in this study. The results showed that most of the hypotheses of the study were not supported and further revealed that the construct of performance expectancy was the only determinant of students’ behavioural intentions to use the tablet in learning.


Behavioural intentions; UTAUT; tablet; mobile learning

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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