The Antecedents of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning Applications Continuance Intention

Ferdinand Hanif Faozi, Putu Wuri Handayani

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The purpose of the research is to analyze the factors that influence the continuance intention to use Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) applications in the context of language courses in Indonesia. The study aims to understand the key factors that contribute to users' intention to continue using MALL applications, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift towards online and remote language learning. The research used the expectation-confirmation model and self-determination theory. Moreover, the research utilized a mixed-methods approach to achieve its objectives. A quantitative approach was employed, involving a survey with 445 respondents who had experience using MALL applications. The survey data was then analyzed using covariance-based structural equation modeling. Additionally, qualitative research was conducted through interviews with 17 respondents to gain a deeper understanding of rejected hypotheses and gather qualitative insights. The most important results of the research include identifying the factors that influence the continuance intention to use MALL applications. The study found that users' perceived usefulness of the application, their satisfaction with its usage, and their self-regulation ability significantly influence their intention to continue using MALL. These findings highlight the importance of these factors in shaping users' decision to persist with MALL applications for language learning. By understanding the factors that influence users' intention to continue using MALL, educational institutions and application providers can improve their offerings and tailor them to meet the needs and expectations of learners. This research advances the e-learning area by shedding light on the factors that influence the continuance intention to use MALL applications. By uncovering the importance of perceived usefulness, satisfaction, and self-regulation ability, the study contributes to the understanding of user behavior and decision-making in the context of e-learning. The findings can inform the design and implementation of MALL applications, leading to more engaging and effective language learning experiences in online and remote settings. This research contributes to the advancement of e-learning practices by providing evidence-based insights into the factors that drive user intention and adoption of technology in language learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-313
Number of pages15
JournalElectronic Journal of e-Learning
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2023


  • Continue intention to use
  • Expectation-confirmation model
  • Indonesia
  • Mobile assisted language learning
  • Self-determination theory
  • Self-regulation skills


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