Volume 9

V6 N3 Pages 18-25

August 2013

What Influences Students to Use Dropbox?

Scott Hunsinger
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608, USA

Ken Corley
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608, USA

Abstract: The popularity of file hosting services is increasing as people are becoming more comfortable storing their files in the “cloud” versus on their local devices. Dropbox currently has over 50 million users and is one of the most popular file hosting services. Dropbox users save their files in a special folder on their computer or other device. These files can then be accessed through another computer or mobile device. No known study has examined the factors influencing students whether to use the Dropbox file hosting service. This topic is important because end-users can choose among multiple competing file sharing services, many of which are offered for free or for a low cost. This paper uses the Theory of Planned Behavior and Affect to better understand student usage of Dropbox.

Keywords: Affect, Behavioral Intention, Dropbox, Theory of Planned Behavior

Download this article: JISAR - V6 N3 Page 18.pdf

Recommended Citation: Hunsinger, S., Corley, K. (2013). What Influences Students to Use Dropbox?. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, 6(3) pp 18-25. http://jisar.org/2013-6/ ISSN: 1946-1836. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2012)