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Stages of Exercise Behavior Change in a Digital Wellness Program for Aged People : Relationship With Self-Efficacy for Exercise (2022)


Kari, T., Makkonen, M., & Frank, L. (2022). Stages of Exercise Behavior Change in a Digital Wellness Program for Aged People : Relationship With Self-Efficacy for Exercise . In A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, A. Sheombar, G. Ongena, & D. Vidmar (Eds.), 35th Bled eConference : Digital Restructuring and Human (Re)action (Article 375-392). University of Maribor. https://doi.org/10.18690/um.fov.4.2022.23


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kari, Tuomas; Makkonen, Markus; Frank, Lauri

Parent publication: 35th Bled eConference : Digital Restructuring and Human (Re)action

Parent publication editors: Pucihar, Andreja; Kljajić Borštnar, Mirjana; Bons, Roger; Sheombar, Anand; Ongena, Guido; Vidmar, Doroteja

Conference:

  • Bled eConference

Place and date of conference: Bled, Slovenia, 26.-29.6.2022

eISBN: 978-961-286-616-7

Publication year: 2022

Article number: 375-392

Number of pages in the book: 824

Publisher: University of Maribor

Publication country: Slovenia

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18690/um.fov.4.2022.23

Persistent website address: https://press.um.si/index.php/ump/catalog/view/691/927/2334-1

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83359


Abstract

Sustained physical activity and exercise are central to healthy ageing. Yet, the majority of aged people are insufficiently physically active. Digital wellness technologies are potential in promoting exercise behaviors among aged people, but more detailed research on their potential to promote behavior change is limited. To address this gap, the purpose is to investigate how partaking in a digital wellness program influences the stage of exercise behavior change among aged people and to test whether self-efficacy for exercise can differentiate the program participants in terms of the stages of change. The investigation builds on the stages of exercise behavior change derived from the transtheoretical model of behavior change and on self-efficacy for exercise. The results suggest that partaking in a digital wellness program can be effective in promoting exercise behavior change among aged people and show that self-efficacy for exercise may differentiate aged people at different stages of exercise behavior change.


Keywords: welfare technology; mobile apps; older people; physical training; physical activeness; training; self-confidence; behavioural psychology

Free keywords: digital wellness; wellness technology; mobile wellness application; physical activity; aged people; young elderly; transtheoretical model; stages of change; follow-up study; physical activity application


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