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eHealth and its motivators for long-time usage : an explorative study into indicated motivation and Self Determination Theory based needs and motivation for health app usage for long-time health app users

Denge, P.G.M ter (2019) eHealth and its motivators for long-time usage : an explorative study into indicated motivation and Self Determination Theory based needs and motivation for health app usage for long-time health app users.

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Abstract:eHealth interventions are most effective when it will be completed, but this is generally not the case. This study explores the experience of motivation for health app usage of people who use a health app for over a year. The theory for the understanding of human motivation is the Self Determination Theory (SDT). SDT is used to see how the needs and the five SDT motivation types come forward in the experience of motivation. The most common finding about was the importance of insight in the journey of goal pursuit. It also showed that motivation was found in people. The three needs were present but also the lacking of the needs were mentioned. When it comes to the five types of motivation, intrinsic motivation was strongly represented. The findings suggest that the user is intrinsically motivated. For some this motivation already existed and for some this is because of external motivation via the app. Another finding is that when the app gives negative feedback, the user reports feelings of incompetence.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79478
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