The adoption of TikTok application using TAM model

Mohammad Al-Khasawneh, Abdel-Aziz Ahmad Sharabati, Shafig Al-Haddad, Reem Tbakhi, Hesham Abusaimeh
2022 International Journal of Data and Network Science  
One of the most used social media platforms is TikTok, which is widely and increasingly used due to the short-video interactive music. Very few studies about why people prefer to use TikTok applications were carried out. Therefore, the objective of the current research is to examine the effect of perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, perceived enjoyment, sense of belonging, and user-generated content on the adoption of TikTok application, using the TAM model. Quantitative research has
more » ... n applied as a methodological approach and was successfully carried out through an online survey, gathering a total of 255 filled surveys to test the applicability of the developed research model. The results show that the user-generated content has the highest significant positive influence on the intention to use TikTok. Followed by the perceived enjoyment, then the sense of belonging, the perceived ease of use, and the perceived usefulness, consequently. Also, results show that the independent variables explain 47.8% of the variance in the intention to use TikTok. Finally, to assure the generalizability of the study results the study recommends conducting further research in different countries and communities.
doi:10.5267/j.ijdns.2022.5.012 fatcat:a3fir2wbmze2fbs3yqhzfonkry