Factors affecting the intention to use E-Wallets during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kelvin, Lee Yong Ming and Mohamad, Jais (2022) Factors affecting the intention to use E-Wallets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business, 24 (1). pp. 82-100. ISSN 2338-7238

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The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the lifestyle of Malaysians. The government has introduced various incentives to encourage contactless transactions. Malaysia has also experienced a spike in e-wallet transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there is no consensus on the reasons behind the rapid increase in the usage of e-wallets. This study aims to fill a knowledge gap by incorporating government support, the perceived risk, and social influence as the potential factors affecting the use of e-wallets. Survey data were collated from 598 respondents using Google Forms and analyzed using covariance-based structural equation modeling (CB-SEM). The findings confirm that perceived usefulness, government support, the perceived risk, and social influence are positively related to the attitude toward the usage of e-wallets. This attitude is also positively related with the user's intention of using the wallets. The outcomes of this study may assist policymakers to devise effective strategies that are able to capture the users' intentions to use e-wallets during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study also recommends that the government increases the incentives to speed up the formation of a cashless society. The related organizations should also enhance public awareness on the usefulness of e-wallets in preventing virus transmission.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COVID-19
Uncontrolled Keywords: government support, perceived risk, perceived usefulness, social influence, e-wallet, COVID-19.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Jais
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2022 00:14
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 03:24
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/39364

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