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Title: Kuwaiti female university students' acceptance of the integration of smartphones in their learning: an investigation guided by a modified version of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT)

Authors: Budour Almisad; Monirah Alsalim

Addresses: College of Basic Education, The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Adailiyah, Kuwait ' College of Basic Education, The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Adailiyah, Kuwait

Abstract: This study employed a modified and extended version of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) to examine female Kuwaiti university students' acceptance of the use of smartphones in their learning. A quantitative research method was used. The results show that the great majority of the students used their smartphones on a daily basis and they had more than five years of experience with the use of smartphones. A regression analysis found that the six independent variables explained 46% of the variance in students' attitudes toward the use of smartphones to support their learning. However, only four independent variables were individually significant in predicting students' attitudes toward the use of smartphones to support their learning. Based on the findings, a set of recommendations related to the use of smartphones to support students' learning is provided.

Keywords: Kuwait; female; smartphone; learning; acceptance; UTAUT; unified theory of acceptance and use of technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2020.103812

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2020 Vol.12 No.1, pp.1 - 19

Received: 13 Jun 2018
Accepted: 15 Aug 2018

Published online: 18 Oct 2019 *

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