Self-tracking or Not? That is the question. Item Generation for Construct Development

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Energy Efficient Systems  
Author(s): Kupfer, Anna
Editors: Drews, Paul; Funk, Burkhardt; Niemeyer, Peter; Xie, Lin
Title of the compilation: Data driven X : turning data into value : Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2018 : Leuphana Universität, 6.-9. März 2018
Volume Number/Title: 3
Corporate Body: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Publisher Information: Lüneburg : Leuphana Universität
Year of publication: 2018
Pages: 1020-1026
ISBN: 978-3-935786-72-0
Language(s): English
Self-tracking describes the measurement efforts of an individual towards collecting, storing, analyzing, as well as reflecting and acting upon data on personal activities. Technological innovations enhance the current trend for individuals to collect data of private activities such as walking, eating, expenditures, or resource consumption. Yet, despite predictions of such an emerging trend, many users show contradictory behavior (refuse to buy a device, stop using it). Thus, scholars increasingly attempt to explain this contradicting behavior. First approaches from adoption theory and cognitive dissonance theory encompass the concept of attitudes. I aim to enhance empirical research in this context by developing a specific attitude towards self-tracking scale that can be used in surveys with private individuals. In this research-in-progress-paper, we present domain specification and a first set of 65 items derived from 24 explorative interviews.
Keywords: Self-tracking, Quantified Self, Attitudes, Item Generation, Construct Development
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Conferenceobject
Year of publication: 13. April 2018