THE USERS’ BEHAVIORAL INTENTION TO USE MOBILE HEALTH-TECH APPLICATION TO PREVENT THE SPREADING OF CORONAVIRUS

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Ammar Khader Almasri https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3289-3328

Abstract

The emergence of mobile health applications (MH-Apps) has enhanced the healthcare field’s services, particularly in the treatment, diagnosis, and follow-up. AMAN Mobile Health Application (AMAN MH-App) is one of the health-tech solutions used to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. It has a built-in feature to track users’ activities to protect users from contacting an infected person. However, the acceptance of AMAN MH-App in Jordan is still in an early stage, and the number of users has reached 15% of the country’s population. Therefore, this study aims to assess the use of AMAN MH-App among young people using the quantitative method. A total of (450) valid samples participated in the study after removing 33 invalid samples. Smart- PLS 3.2.7 was used for data analysis. The findings showed that all independent variables (Perceived useful- ness, Perceived ease of use value, Subjective norms, Perceived behavioral control, Information Credibility, and Optimism) positively impact on the dependent variable (Behavioural Intention to use AMAN MH-App). We believe that AMAN MH-App’s information’s credibility (i.e. providing up-to-date, authoritative, accurate, and trustworthy information) will increase the number of the App’s users. The results of this research can be ap- plied to similar context and applications in different countries.

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Almasri, A. (2022). THE USERS’ BEHAVIORAL INTENTION TO USE MOBILE HEALTH-TECH APPLICATION TO PREVENT THE SPREADING OF CORONAVIRUS. The South East European Journal of Economics and Business, 17(2), 18-33. Retrieved from http://journal.efsa.unsa.ba/index.php/see/article/view/1564
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Scientific and Professional papers: Economics and Business
Author Biography

Ammar Khader Almasri, Al-Balqa Applied University

Lecturer
Department of Management Information Systems Al-Balqa Applied University
Salt 19117. Jordan, P.O.Box 206
E-mail: Ammar.almasri@bau.edu.jo
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3289-3328