This study empirically tested the Sport Website Acceptance Model (SWAM), proposed by Hur, Ko and Claussen (2007). The SWAM added Perceived Enjoyment (Davis et al, 1992) and Perceived Trustworthiness (Belanger et al, 2002) to the two factors Perceived Ease of Use and Perceived Usefulness used in the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) (Davis, 1989). This study proposes a competing model to the original SWAM and compares this by incorporating two additional constructs, Sport Involvement (Shank & Beasley, 1998) and Psychological Commitment to a Team (Mahony et al, 2000). Structural equation modeling analyses revealed acceptable model fits, both in the original SWAM and in the competing model. Subsequent analyses led the authors to conclude that the competing model was the better version of the SWAM.
Hur, Y., Ko, Y.J. and Claussen, C.L. (2012), "Determinants of using sports web portals: an empirical examination of the Sport Website Acceptance Model", International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 6-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSMS-13-03-2012-B003
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