Modeling is an essential aspect of information systems (IS) development. A modeling method defines the constructs and syntax that modelers can use to develop information models. Despite the proliferation of modeling methods, only a few have been widely accepted by the IS development community. IS developers are ultimately the ones who use these modeling methods and evaluate their acceptability. Therefore, the long-term viability of a modeling method and its eventual success depend on its extensive and continued use by IS developers. This study examines IS developers’ modeling method acceptance by identifying factors that influence their intention to continue using a modeling method. The theory of planned behavior (TPB) is used as the primary theoretical foundation for this research. Based on a comprehensive literature review, a research model to explain IS developers’ modeling method continuance was developed. A cross-sectional survey study was conducted to test the research model.
Tan, Xin and Siau, Keng, "Understanding the Acceptance of Modeling Methods by IS Developers: A Theoretical Model and an Empirical Test" (2006). ICIS 2006 Proceedings. 60.