An integrative framework of cognitive absorption for technology use

Christy M.K. Cheung, Dimple R. Thadani, Zach Lee

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With growing interest in the uses of hedonic technologies and gamification in system design, the concept of cognitive absorption (CA) has become increasingly salient in the information systems literature. However, little effort has been made to evaluate the research status and consolidate the current literature findings. To fill these research gaps, the authors conducted a literature review on CA. The authors then proposed an integrative framework that summarises the key elements of and variables related to CA and their relationships. The major findings of the study are discussed, and an agenda for future research is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology in Organisations and Societies
Subtitle of host publicationMultidisciplinary Perspectives from AI to Technostress
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9781837532360
ISBN (Print)9781837532377
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2021


  • Cognitive absorption
  • Flow
  • Integrative framework
  • Literature review
  • Person-Artefact-Task Model
  • Technology use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)
  • Computer Science (all)


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