Student satisfaction toward e-textbooks in higher education

Yungwei Hao*, Kathy Jackson


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14 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


Purpose – This study aims to add to the body of literature by examining students’ satisfaction with e-textbooks. As higher education evolves, one instructional tool, the classic textbook, is undergoing various transformations. In today’s classrooms, many e-textbooks are in use and there are implications. Design/methodology/approach – A researcher-developed instrument measured 115 undergraduate students’ satisfaction levels for e-textbooks used in two courses, and a learning styles instrument was given to identify student learning preferences. Findings – Through factor analysis, a few dimensions emerged regarding factors related to satisfaction. The factors included features, usability and learning facilitation provided by the e-textbooks. In general, students had a moderately above-neutral, positive attitude toward the e-textbooks. Gender, grade point average, time spent weekly reading e-textbooks and a few learning style tendencies can significantly predict, to some extent, different dimensions of satisfaction. Practical implications – Usability design of e-textbooks plays a key role in student satisfaction toward digital materials. Moreover, instructors need to use meaningful instructional activities as they adopt the usage of e-textbooks. Originality/value – The findings can help shed light on ways to enable students to become more satisfied with digital textbooks and can help policymakers and instructors evaluate and effectively adopt the appropriate digital materials to meet individual needs.

頁(從 - 到)231-246
期刊Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management
出版狀態已發佈 - 2014 9月 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 勞資關係
  • 策略與管理
  • 管理科學與經營研究
  • 技術與創新管理


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