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

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dc.contributor.author Giddens, Laurie
dc.contributor.author Leidner, Dorothy
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez, Ester
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-29T01:23:20Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-29T01:23:20Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-04
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-0-2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41596
dc.description.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.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Corporate Wellness Program
dc.subject Fitbit
dc.subject Wearable Devices
dc.subject Well-being
dc.title The Role of Fitbits in Corporate Wellness Programs: Does Step Count Matter?
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2017.438
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