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The impact of body image on Fitbit use: a comparison across genders

Edwards, A. (2017) The impact of body image on Fitbit use: a comparison across genders. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 34 (3). pp. 247-251. ISSN 1471-1834

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hir.12188


This article is the first in the feature to explore personal tracking devices – in this case the Fitbit – and the relationship between their use and people’s self-perceptions and behaviour. Amber Edwards conducted the research for her MA dissertation at the University of Sheffield, graduating with an MA in Librarianship in January 2017. Her study shows that body image plays a large role in Fitbit use and that this is slightly more evident in females than males, although the differences are subtle. She argues that the results have implications for information professionals involved in teaching health information literacy. Amber began working in the library at Bishop Grosseteste University in June 2016, while completing her dissertation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by Wiley. All rights reserved. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dissertations, Informatics, Health, Information and communication technologies (ICTs), Mobile health (mhealth)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Amber Edwards
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2017 11:06
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 01:02
URI: http://researchonline.bishopg.ac.uk/id/eprint/191

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