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
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Secure ICT Platform for the 4th Industrial Revolution, PACIS 2019 - Xi'an, China
    Duration: 8 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

    Conference

    Conference23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Secure ICT Platform for the 4th Industrial Revolution, PACIS 2019
    Country/TerritoryChina
    CityXi'an
    Period8/07/1912/07/19

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems

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