Crowd-designed motivation: combining personality and the Transtheoretical Model

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    Abstract

    Current approaches to design motivational technology for behavior change focus on either tailoring motivational strategies to individual preferences or on implementing strategies from behavior change theory. Our goal is to combine these two approaches and translate behavior change theory to text messages, tailored to personality. To this end, we conducted an online survey with 481 participants exploring the relationship between behavior change theory (the Transtheoretical Model) and personality in the context of physical activity. Our results show that (1) people’s personalities correlate with their stage of change and (2) people’s personalities and their stages of change correlate to preferences for certain processes of change. We discuss the implications of the results for designing motivational technology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages41-52
    Number of pages12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2016
    Event11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2016 - University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
    Duration: 4 Apr 20167 Apr 2016
    Conference number: 11
    http://persuasive2016.org/

    Conference

    Conference11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2016
    Abbreviated titlePERSUASIVE
    CountryAustria
    CitySalzburg
    Period4/04/167/04/16
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Behavior change
    • Stages of change
    • Persuasion strategies
    • Personality
    • Transtheoretical model
    • Processes of change

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    de Vries, R. A. J., Truong, K. P., & Evers, V. (2016). Crowd-designed motivation: combining personality and the Transtheoretical Model. 41-52. Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2016, Salzburg, Austria. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31510-2_4