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Title: Understanding gender differences in m-health adoption : a modified theory of reasoned action model
Authors: Zhang, X
Guo, X
Lai, KH 
Guo, F
Li, C
Keywords: Adoption intention
Edgeworth
Gender differences
M-health
Modified theory of reasoned action
Pareto substitutability
Telemedicine behavior
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc
Source: Telemedicine and e-health, 2014, v. 20, no. 1, p. 39-46 How to cite?
Journal: Telemedicine and e-Health 
Abstract: Background: Mobile health (m-health) services are becoming increasingly popular in healthcare, but research on m-health adoption is rare. This study was designed to obtain a better understanding of m-health adoption intention. Materials and Methods: We conducted an empirical research of a 481-respondent sample consisting of 44.7% women and 55.3% men and developed a modified theory of reasoned action (TRA) model by incorporating the nonlinearities between attitude and subjective norms and the moderating effect of gender. Results: The results indicate that, based on the study population in China: (1) facilitating conditions, attitude, and subjective norms are significant predictors of m-health adoption intention; (2) the model including the nonlinearities enhances its explanatory ability; (3) males enjoy a higher level of m-health adoption intention compared with females; (4) the modified TRA model can predict men's behavior intention better than that of women; and (5) males have an Edgeworth-Pareto substitutability between attitude and subjective norms in predicting m-health adoption intention. Conclusions: Thus, we found gender differences in m-health adoption from the perspective of social psychology.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/16827
ISSN: 1530-5627
DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2013.0092
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