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Sport and Wellness Technology to Promote Physical Activity of Teenagers : An Intervention Study (2021)

Kettunen, E., Makkonen, M., Kari, T., & Critchley, W. (2021). Sport and Wellness Technology to Promote Physical Activity of Teenagers : An Intervention Study. In N. Wickramasinghe (Ed.), Optimizing Health Monitoring Systems With Wireless Technology (pp. 211-232). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-6067-8.ch015

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Publication details

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

Parent publication: Optimizing Health Monitoring Systems With Wireless Technology

Parent publication editors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini

ISBN: 978-1-5225-6067-8

eISBN: 978-1-5225-6068-5

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 211-232

Number of pages in the book: 338

Publisher: IGI Global

Place of Publication: Hershey, Pa

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-6067-8.ch015

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Life-long physical activity patterns are established during teenage years, so promoting physical activity is important. Sport and wellness technology has potential for promoting physical activity. Yet, research concerning its use among teenage populations is sparse. This intervention study investigated whether using a sport and wellness technology application could affect teenagers' physical activity intention, its antecedents, and the effects of these antecedents on intention. The study uses the theory of planned behavior (TPB) combined with self-efficacy as a theoretical model. The results showed no statistically significant difference between the intervention and control group in terms of the means and variances of the four constructs (attitude, subjective norm, self-efficacy, and intention) in the theoretical model. However, there was a statistically significant difference in the effect of self-efficacy on intention in the intervention group. Using sport and wellness technology in physical activity interventions among teenagers has potential and further research is warranted.

Keywords: sports technology; welfare technology; health promotion; physical activeness; physical training; young people; teenagers; intervention study

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 1

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