Date of Award
Master of Science in Allied Health (MS)
Health & Sport Sciences
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Erica Vam Dop
Activity tracking device, Stimulus Response and Self Determination Theory, Habit Formation, Lifelong Engagement
Medicine and Health Sciences | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sports Sciences
Activity tracking devices provide biofeedback information and encourage people to be active, however, their long-term usage has been problematic. This study explored the theory of reinforcement techniques and the theory of self- determination to enhance long-term usage of activity tracking devices.
A sample of 43 people was surveyed to examine their experience with activity tracking devices. A multi-regression analysis demonstrated significant results(R square=71.6% Sig level=0.012 N=43). The result indicates how individuals with different orientations likely to perceive the supportiveness of their devices and how likely they were to continue using or stop using their devices. Conclusion: understanding the principles of reinforcement techniques and the perceive supportiveness concept of self-determination theory provide insight into the strategies that instigate and maintain long-term usage of the activity tracking devices.
Impelee, Mohammed Karim, "Exploring End User Experience: How Can We Achieve Lifelong Engagement With Physical Activity Tracking Devices?" (2015). Masters Theses. Paper 5.