A Study of Using Technology Acceptance Model and Its Effect on Improving Road Pavement Smoothness in Taiwan
 
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Department of Distribution Management, SHU-TE university
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Professor of Department of Civil Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Science
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Long-Sheng Huang   

Department of Distribution Management, SHU-TE university, No.59, Hengshan Rd., Yanchao Dist., Kaohsiung City 82445, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 824 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Publish date: 2017-06-15
 
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2017;13(6):2181–2195
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Background:
Using the technology acceptance model (TAM) as its theoretical foundation, this study intends to explore the use of Travelling Beam Device devices in road engineering in Taiwan and offer suggestions based on its findings to encourage the willingness in the industry to use the devices more and, as a result, improve the road pavement smoothness in Taiwan.

Material and methods:
The samples in this study were the road engineering workers in Taiwan. Totally 107 valid questionnaires were returned. The questionnaire results were analyzed using methods of descriptive statistics, confirmatory factory analysis and structural equation modeling.

Results:
Study results shown that more training/support and perceived ease of use can lead to more willingness to use travelling beam devices and consequentially helps to improve the pavement smoothness.

Conclusions:
SEM analysis results also indicate training/support, perceived ease of use and attitude will give users positive attitude toward the use of travelling beam devices.

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