Promoting Health-related Abilities and Behaviors via Health Apps: A Self-regulation Perspective

Shaoxiong Fu, Fei Liu, Zhao Cai, Eric T.K. Lim, Chee-Wee Tan, Dongming Xu, Tingru Cui

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Abstract

Motivated by the gap between the use of health technologies and actual health-related outcomes, this study builds on self-regulation theory to construct a research model that aims to unveil how technological intervention of health app overall quality affects self-regulated abilities and behaviors about health app use, health information literacy, and physical activity, which together determine health-related outcomes pertaining to health status and satisfaction with life. Responding to the lack of exploration of the interaction among different apps, narcissistic theory is applied to explain how the usage of selfie apps reinforce the effects of health apps. To empirically test our proposed research model, we plan to administer a large-scale survey questionnaire on health app usage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2019 Proceedings
EditorsDongming Xu, James Jiang, Hee-Woong Kim
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2019
Article number82
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Secure ICT Platform for the 4th Industrial Revolution, PACIS 2019 - Shaanxi Guesthouse, Xi’an, China
Duration: 8 Jul 201912 Jul 2019
Conference number: 23
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Conference

Conference23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Secure ICT Platform for the 4th Industrial Revolution, PACIS 2019
Number23
LocationShaanxi Guesthouse
CountryChina
CityXi’an
Period08/07/201912/07/2019
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Keywords

  • Health app
  • Selfie app
  • Self-regulation theory
  • Narcissistic theory
  • Health

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