Understanding the Habitual Use of Wearable Activity Trackers

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Given the large discrepancy between rates at which wearable activity trackers (WATs) are initially adopted and their continued use, the question concerning how sustainable use emerges arises. While IS research has found habit an important driver of sustained use, the mechanisms of habit formation have been left unexplored. To address this research gap, we conducted narrative interviews to investigate the habit-formation mechanisms behind the use of WATs. We identified two drivers of habitual WAT use and constructed five narratives that provide insights into the habit-formation processes of WAT users and possible interrupting factors. Our results provide a valuable basis for both theory and practice in explaining how sustained WAT use develops.

Authors Rieder, Annamina; Lehrer, Christiane & Jung, Reinhard
Journal or Publication Title 14th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, February 24-27, 2019, Siegen, Germany
Language English
Subjects information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Refereed Yes
Date 2019
Page Range 1002-1016
Number of Pages 15
Contact Email Address annamina.rieder@unisg.ch
Depositing User Annamina Rieder
Date Deposited 07 Jan 2019 09:56
Last Modified 25 Feb 2019 16:12
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/256232


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