A4 Article in conference proceedings
Digital Coaching among University Students with Low Levels of Physical Activity : A Quantitative Intervention Study on Exercise Self-efficacy (2019)


Kettunen, E., Kari, T., Makkonen, M., Critchley, W., & Sell, A. (2019). Digital Coaching among University Students with Low Levels of Physical Activity : A Quantitative Intervention Study on Exercise Self-efficacy. In A. Pucihar, M. Kljajic Borstnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps, & D. Vidmar (Eds.), 32nd Bled eConference : Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society (pp. 861-880). University of Maribor. https://doi.org/10.18690/978-961-286-280-0.45


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kettunen, Eeva; Kari, Tuomas; Makkonen, Markus; Critchley, Will; Sell, Anna

Parent publication: 32nd Bled eConference : Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society

Parent publication editors: Pucihar, Andreja; Kljajic Borstnar, Mirjana; Bons, Roger; Seitz, Juergen; Cripps, Helen; Vidmar, Doroteja

Conference:

  • Bled eConference

Place and date of conference: Bled, Slovenia, 16.-19.6.2019

eISBN: 978-961-286-280-0

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 861-880

Number of pages in the book: 1244

Publisher: University of Maribor

Place of Publication: Maribor

Publication country: Slovenia

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18690/978-961-286-280-0.45

Persistent website address: http://press.um.si/index.php/ump/catalog/book/418

Publication open access: Other way freely accessible online

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65361


Abstract

University aged people have been found to be at a high risk of disengagement of physical activity. They also belong to a generation where technology is strongly integrated into most parts of their lives. Therefore, using technology also in physical activity promotion has potential. This exploratory study investigates the perceived effects of a sport and wellness technology digital coach among physically inactive university students during a 10-week intervention. The perspective for the research came from exercise psychology focusing on the effects of the use of a digital coach on self-efficacy related to physical activity and exercising. The results indicate that a digital coach can increase the user’s self-efficacy and awareness regarding their own exercising. However, the results also show that further development could be done for digital coaching to reach its full potential. These results give more insight to sport technology companies as well as to coaches and trainers about the effects and possibilities of digital coaching among physically inactive people.


Keywords: physical activeness; exercise (people); students; welfare technology; coaching; independent initiative; intervention study

Free keywords: digital wellness; physical activity; digital coach; self-efficacy; students; sport and wellness technology; intervention


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Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1


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