How Behavior Change Support Systems Influence Self-efficacy: A Qualitative Study Using Wearables

Annamina Rieder, Christiane Lehrer, Reinhard Jung

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Abstrakt

Although Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS) are gaining ground in the field of health in-terventions, we lack an empirically grounded understanding of how the behavior change tech-niques (BCTs) that are implemented in BCSS influence behavioral outcomes. Based on the self-efficacy theory, we conduct narrative interviews to investigate the process along which BCTs ap-plied in wearable activity trackers (WATs) influence users’ perceived self-efficacy and behaviors. We find three patterns that show how WATs’ BCTs feed certain information sources on which users build their self-efficacy beliefs. We identify a positive path (i.e., high self-efficacy, leading to com-pliant behavior) and a negative path (i.e., low self-efficacy, leading to non-compliant behavior) for each of these patterns. Our findings indicate that, under certain circumstances and/or at a cer-tain level of task difficulty, BCTs inflict adverse effects on users’ perceptions of their self-efficacy and their subsequent behavioral responses. Our results provide insights for theory and practice into how BCSS affect perceptions of self-efficacy and behavior changes.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Antal sider16
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publikationsdato2019
Artikelnummer126
ISBN (Trykt)9781733632508
StatusUdgivet - 2019
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedThe 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2019: Information Systems for a Sharing Society - Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sverige
Varighed: 8 jun. 201914 jun. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 27
http://ecis2019.eu/

Konference

KonferenceThe 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2019
Nummer27
LokationStockholm University
LandSverige
ByStockholm
Periode08/06/201914/06/2019
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0034

Emneord

  • Behavior change support systems
  • Self-efficacy
  • Behavior change
  • Wearable
  • Process

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