Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Hospitality Students' Adoption of E-Books During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Developing Country Perspective
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Educational institutions worldwide faced a myriad of challenges and disruptions in teaching and learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The transition from a formal mode of teaching to online teaching created a challenge in access to library and learning resources. E-Books are considered a viable option for printed books that facilitate remote access to learning resources. The present study uses the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) to identify the factors that may influence hospitality students adoption ande behavioural intention of e-Books. Data for the study were collected from 237 hospitality students using an online survey questionnaire. The result of the study reveals that facilitating conditions, social influence and performance expectancy have a positive impact on hospitality student's adoption of e-Books during the pandemic. The study has significant implication for educational administrators, e-Book publishers and academic librarians in hospitality educational institutions in India.