Digital Coaching - An Exploratory Study on Potential Motivators

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    Abstract

    The objective of our study is to explore the importance of different sets of functionalities in a digital coaching system. Digital coaching is defined as systems providing the user with actionable advice and feedback to reach fitness goals. From previous research we identify five sets of functionalities likely to be important in the digital coaching context: mental support, exercise programs, goal setting, feedback and social functionality. We employ Fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis to understand users’ opinions of digital coaching. Our results highlight the importance of exercise programs and goal setting functionality, whereas feedback and social functionality are surprisingly not so important. Some gender-related differences emerge.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    EditorsTung Bui
    PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoa
    Pages1123–1132
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9981331-3-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventHAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES - Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    Duration: 7 Jan 202010 Jan 2020

    Conference

    ConferenceHAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES
    Period07/01/2010/01/20

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