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Title: A double-edged sword? Exploring the impact of students’ academic usage of mobile devices on technostress and academic performance
Authors: Qi, C 
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Behaviour & information technology, 2019, v. 38, no. 12, p. 1337-1354
Abstract: The proliferation of mobile technology provides not only myriads of opportunities to support teaching and learning, but also challenges or even stress to the mobile device users in higher education. On the basis of the Person-Technology fit model (P-T fit model), this study developed a theoretical framework to investigate the double-edged effect of students’ academic usage of mobile devices. Specifically, we compared the positive effect (boost academic performance) with the negative effect (bring technostress) of mobile device usage among university students. We further investigated the moderating role of mobile technology self-efficacy toward technostress. Data were collected among 208 university students. Results corroborated that students’ academic usage of mobile devices does not lead to technostress; however, it helps in enhancing academic performance. Moreover, students’ individual differences, e.g. mobile technology self-efficacy and extent of usage significantly influence the technostress.
Keywords: Mobile device
Mobile learning
Academic performance
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Behaviour & information technology 
ISSN: 0144-929X
EISSN: 1362-3001
DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2019.1585476
Rights: © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Behaviour & Information Technology on 27 Feb 2019 (Published online), available online:
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