Independent use of Quizlet Among Japanese EFL Students: Adoption Rates, Usage, and Predictors


perceived usefulness
perceived ease-of-use


The aim of this study is to explore Quizlet usage among EFL learners and to identify factors that predict (i.e., anticipate or are correlated with) their adoption of Quizlet outside of class. A total of 224 university students participated in a cross-sectional questionnaire designed to measure four possible predictors: perceived usefulness and perceived ease-of-use of Quizlet, as well as students’ motivation towards learning English, and English proficiency. A simple logistic regression analysis was performed to examine the relationship of each predictor variable regarding the probability of learners’ out-of-class adoption of Quizlet. Partially confirming findings in prior studies, the results revealed that perceived usefulness is a significant predictor of learners’ out-of-class adoption of Quizlet, while perceived ease-of-use, motivation, and proficiency are not. The implications of these results are discussed with recommendations for future research.


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