Why Do Undergraduate Students Choose to Use E-books?

Truman B
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As an innovation, the e-book purports to replace the printed book; however, students continue to indicate a preference for using printed books. In contrast to students’ preference, many academic libraries report e-book use rates equal to or greater than printed book use rates. In this study, eight factors were investigated as potential reasons undergraduate students choose to use an e-book. A quantitative research design using a convenience sampling method and chi-square analyses was employed in the study. The population of interest was undergraduate students attending Southwest Baptist University, a small, traditional, liberal arts institution. Six of the eight factors were found to affect students' decision to or not to use e-books. This research was completed in fulfillment of the presenter's doctoral studies.