Smartphone application for physical activity enhancement at workplace: Would office workers actually use it?

Hazwani Mohd Mohadis, Nazlena Mohamad Ali

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The proliferation of smartphone into daily life could potentially become an effective medium for the delivery of workplace-based physical activity intervention. Based on Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology model (UTAUT), this study investigates factors influencing office workers’ intention to use smartphone application to enhance their physical activity at workplace. A total of 195 valid surveys were collected and subsequently analyzed using Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) approach. The outcome demonstrated that both Performance Expectancy (PE) and Social Influence (SI) have significant positive effect on Behavioural Intention. Effort Expectancy (EE) in contrast has no significant influence on office workers’ intention to use. This study provides a preliminary evidence on factors that should be consider by researchers, developers and employers in developing smartphone applications aiming to enhance physical activity at workplace among office workers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World 2018, ICT4M 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages144-149
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538675250
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World, ICT4M 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Jul 201825 Jul 2018

Other

Other2018 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World, ICT4M 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period23/7/1825/7/18

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employer
acceptance
performance
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Work place
Physical activity
Enhancement
Workers
Intention to use
Expectancy

Keywords

  • Behaviour intention
  • Physical activity
  • Smartphone application
  • UTAUT
  • Workplace intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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Mohadis, H. M., & Mohamad Ali, N. (2018). Smartphone application for physical activity enhancement at workplace: Would office workers actually use it? In Proceedings - International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World 2018, ICT4M 2018 (pp. 144-149). [8567111] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICT4M.2018.00035

Smartphone application for physical activity enhancement at workplace : Would office workers actually use it? / Mohadis, Hazwani Mohd; Mohamad Ali, Nazlena.

Proceedings - International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World 2018, ICT4M 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 144-149 8567111.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohadis, HM & Mohamad Ali, N 2018, Smartphone application for physical activity enhancement at workplace: Would office workers actually use it? in Proceedings - International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World 2018, ICT4M 2018., 8567111, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 144-149, 2018 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World, ICT4M 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23/7/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICT4M.2018.00035
Mohadis HM, Mohamad Ali N. Smartphone application for physical activity enhancement at workplace: Would office workers actually use it? In Proceedings - International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World 2018, ICT4M 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 144-149. 8567111 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICT4M.2018.00035
Mohadis, Hazwani Mohd ; Mohamad Ali, Nazlena. / Smartphone application for physical activity enhancement at workplace : Would office workers actually use it?. Proceedings - International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World 2018, ICT4M 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 144-149
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