Adoption of mobile apps for mental health: Socio-psychological and technological factors

Soontae An, Hannah Lee

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to explore the factors affecting intention to use a mobile application for mental health in South Korea. Based on the Health Belief Model and Extended Technology Acceptance Model, this research aims to advance our understanding of mobile app adoption for mental health. A total of 218 men and women participated in an online survey. Results showed that perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use had significant effects on all stages of behavioral intention: app subscription, information seeking, information sharing, and following recommendations. Subjective norm and output quality were also significant predictors for intention to use a mobile app. Results provide useful insights for utilization of mobile apps to address mental health issues in Korean society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - 7th International Conference, MobiHealth 2017, Proceedings
EditorsAmir M. Rahmani, Nima TaheriNejad, Paolo Perego
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages29-37
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319985503
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event7th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2017 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 14 Nov 201715 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume247
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2017
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period14/11/1715/11/17

Keywords

  • Extended Technology Acceptance Model
  • Mental health
  • Mental health app
  • Mobile app

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