Latent-Curve Modeling of Continued-Use Intentions: Near- Versus Distant-Future

Aaron M. French, Kennesaw State University
Robert F. Otondo, Mississippi State University
J. P. Shim, Georgia State University


Intentions of continued technology use are often viewed as a stable construct assuming little-to-no variance across temporal distance. However, psychological research and declining social network memberships suggest this assumption may not be correct. We use latent-curve modeling to examine near- versus distant-future intentions to use information communication technologies. Our findings suggest that continued-use models that include the psychological construct of temporal distance fit the model better than those that assume a simpler view of time.