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An investigation of the determinants of transactional website use from public computers.


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These three interrelated essays study the central problem of transactional website use from computers located in a public environment. The first essay1 is an exploratory study of determinants of website use in a public environment. This study incorporates an extension of Triandis' modified TRA [1980] and considers Affect, Social Norms and Facilitating Conditions in combination with User Characteristics to begin to answer the question, are people willing to engage in website transactions while using computers located in a public environment. To explore this question, survey data gathered from New York State public library users was tested using structural equation modeling.