APJIS Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems

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The Journal for Information Professionals

Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS) is published by the Korea Society
of Management Information Systems (KMIS), which is the largest professional institute
in the field of information systems in Korea.

ISSN 2288-5404 (Print) / ISSN 2288-6818 (Online)

Editor : Sang-Yong Tom Lee

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Date September 2017
Vol. No. Vol. 27 No. 3
DOI https://doi.org/10.14329/apjis.2017.27.3.176
Page 176~190
Title Roles of Health-Oriented Personal Factors in Influencing Koreans’ Perceptions about Telemedicine: Exploration of Regional Differences
Author Jaehee Cho, Ghee-Young Noh
Keyword Telemedicine, Health Technology Innovativeness, Health Consciousness, Health Information Orientation, Regional Differences
Abstract This study aimed to investigate the roles of three health-oriented personal factors―health technology innovativeness (HTI), health consciousness (HC), and health information orientation (HIO)―in determining Koreans’ perceptions about telemedicine. Based on an extended version of the technology acceptance model (TAM), two perceptual components―perceived usefulness (PU) and perceived ease of use (PEOU)―of telemedicine were considered for this investigation. Data from 699 usable surveys were analyzed using path analysis. The results from the path analysis indicated that while HTI and HC had no or limited effects on the PU and PEOU of telemedicine, the effects of HIO on those two perceptual components of telemedicine were statistically significant. Moreover, the results from the path analysis showed that there were significant regional differences in the effects of HTI and HC on the PU and PEOU of telemedicine. In general, these effects were greater among the metropolitan residents than they were among the rural residents.

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