University of South Florida (USF) M3 Publishing


COVID-19 caused universities to close their doors and compelled the switch toward online education system, Although this option was the best and the only way that guarantees the continuity of studies, yet students were not satisfied, in front of this situation exploring the key factors that affect students' intention to accept online education is of vital importance, and that is what the study seeks to pursuit. To empirically test the intentions to use online learning, the theory of planned behavior (TPB) was applied to Algerian university students. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire from 213 college students of six universities in northern Algeria. Results showed that attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control (PBC) have positive and significant effects on students' intentions to use online learning systems. The obtained results validate the TPB framework which emphasizes the importance of TPB constructs to predict and explain intentions in the context of COVID-19 pandemic and online learning, which can have major implications for future researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in developing an effective online learning system for educational institutions in the context of health crises.



Recommended Citation

Mouloudj, K., Bouarar, A. C., & Stojczew, K. (2021). Analyzing the students' intention to use online learning system in the context of COVID-19 pandemic: A theory of planned behavior approach. In W. B. James, C. Cobanoglu, & M. Cavusoglu (Eds.), Advances in global education and research (Vol. 4, pp. 1–17). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833042

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