ASSESSING ACCEPTANCE OF AUGMENTED REALITY IN NURSING EDUCATION
The study is a quantitative research study and it uses the causal-comparative screening method. The data used in the study was collected online from 419 nursing students. The study's conceptual framework is based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model developed by Venkatesh and his colleagues (2003) adopted in the research model design. UTAUT is a model for examining both behavioral intention (BI) and user behavior (UB) towards information technology (Venkatesh, James, & Xu, 2012). The UTAUT model, including both BI and UB, was preferred since the students gained experience as AR users. The research model includes performance expectancy (PE), effort expectancy (EE), facilitating conditions (FC), social influence (SI), perceived value (PV), and anxiety (A) as constructs affecting the behavioral intention (BI); the factors affecting use behavior (UB) include behavioral intention (BI), usefulness (U) and hedonic motivation (HM), the core relationships theorized by UTAUT and HM has a mediation effect on the relationship between U and UB are hypothesized.