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The Role of Fitbits in Corporate Wellness Programs: Does Step Count Matter?

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Title: The Role of Fitbits in Corporate Wellness Programs: Does Step Count Matter?
Authors: Giddens, Laurie
Leidner, Dorothy
Gonzalez, Ester
Keywords: Corporate Wellness Program
Fitbit
Wearable Devices
Well-being
Issue Date: 04 Jan 2017
Abstract: Striving to promote the health and well-being of their workforce and decrease insurance expenditures, many organizations are incorporating wearable fitness trackers into their corporate wellness programs. Research suggests that these devices encourage individuals to make healthier choices; however, little is known about the drivers and impact of fitness trackers on employee health and well-being. We seek to fill this knowledge gap by investigating the following research questions: (1) what is the impact of wearable fitness device use on employee health and well-being? (2) what is the impact of wearable fitness device use on step count? Our results indicate that extended use has a positive impact on employee well-being and step count, which fully mediates the relationship between feature use and health. These findings have implications for research into wearable fitness trackers and, more specifically, for research on the uses of wearable fitness devices in corporate wellness programs.
Pages/Duration: 9 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41596
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-0-2
DOI: 10.24251/HICSS.2017.438
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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