J Healthc Inform Res https://doi.org/10.1007/s41666-018-0026-9 RESEARCH ARTICLE Developing Culturally Relevant Design Guidelines for Encouraging Physical Activity: a Social Cognitive Theory Perspective 1 2 1 Kiemute Oyibo & Rita Orji & Julita Vassileva Received: 2 July 2017 /Revised: 8 May 2018 /Accepted: 19 May 2018 # Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The prevalence of physical inactivity and non-communicable diseases is on the rise worldwide. This calls for a systematic approach in addressing the problem, which is almost becoming a global epidemic. Research has shown that theory-driven interventions are more likely to be effective than uninformed interventions. However, research on the determinants of physical activity and the moderating effect of culture is scarce. To bridge this gap, we conducted a large-scale comparative study of the determinants of physical activity among 633 participants from individualist and col- lectivist cultures. Using the Social Cognitive Theory, a widely applied behavioral theory in health interventions, we modeled the determinants of physical activity for each culture and mapped them to implementable strategies in the application domain. Our structural equation model shows that, in the individualist culture, Self-Efficacy (β = 0.55, p < 0.001) and Self-Regulation (β = 0.33, p < 0.001)
Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research – Springer Journals
Published: May 31, 2018
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