A proposed conceptual framework for mobile health technology adoption among employees at workplaces in Malaysia

Hasan Sari, Marini Othman, Abbas M. Al-Ghaili

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Abstract

With the rising incidence and cost of lifestyle diseases among working population, many organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with health promotion and protection. Although many organizations established workplace health promotion (WHP), the uptake of these interventions is low. The emergence of mobile health technologies (MHTs), such as smartphone health applications and connected wearable devices, provide an excellent opportunity for increasing WHP effectiveness. Despite the potential, the benefits of this initiative could not be fully utilized without understanding the employees’ perception towards adoption and use of MHTs. While mHealth acceptance has been studied in different contexts, the adoption among employees at workplace received limited attention. Therefore, this study attempts to bridge the gap in the literature by identifying the factors that influence employees at the workplace to adopt and use MHTs. The study addresses the adoption factors from technology acceptance and health behavior perspectives. The proposed conceptual framework incorporates technology acceptance determinants from UTAUT2: performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, facilitating condition, hedonic motivation and health-related determinants (perceived vulnerability, perceived severity). Furthermore, perceived privacy risk, and personal innovativeness found to influence the behavioral intention. Personal innovativeness (PI) and demographic factors (age & gender) found to moderate the relationship between main constructs, behavioral intention, and the actual use. The finding of the study help both policy makers the application developers to understand the critical factors that might influence employees to use mobile technologies for improving their health and enhancing productivity and performance at work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Data Science and Soft Computing - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology IRICT 2018
EditorsFathey Mohammed, Faisal Saeed, Nadhmi Gazem, Abdelsalam Busalim
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages736-748
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319990064
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2019
Event3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology, IRICT 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Jun 201824 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume843
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology, IRICT 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period23/06/1824/06/18

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Health
Personnel
Smartphones
mHealth
Productivity
Costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Sari, H., Othman, M., & Al-Ghaili, A. M. (2019). A proposed conceptual framework for mobile health technology adoption among employees at workplaces in Malaysia. In F. Mohammed, F. Saeed, N. Gazem, & A. Busalim (Eds.), Recent Trends in Data Science and Soft Computing - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology IRICT 2018 (pp. 736-748). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 843). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99007-1_68
Sari, Hasan ; Othman, Marini ; Al-Ghaili, Abbas M. / A proposed conceptual framework for mobile health technology adoption among employees at workplaces in Malaysia. Recent Trends in Data Science and Soft Computing - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology IRICT 2018. editor / Fathey Mohammed ; Faisal Saeed ; Nadhmi Gazem ; Abdelsalam Busalim. Springer Verlag, 2019. pp. 736-748 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).
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Sari, H, Othman, M & Al-Ghaili, AM 2019, A proposed conceptual framework for mobile health technology adoption among employees at workplaces in Malaysia. in F Mohammed, F Saeed, N Gazem & A Busalim (eds), Recent Trends in Data Science and Soft Computing - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology IRICT 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 843, Springer Verlag, pp. 736-748, 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology, IRICT 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23/06/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99007-1_68

A proposed conceptual framework for mobile health technology adoption among employees at workplaces in Malaysia. / Sari, Hasan; Othman, Marini; Al-Ghaili, Abbas M.

Recent Trends in Data Science and Soft Computing - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology IRICT 2018. ed. / Fathey Mohammed; Faisal Saeed; Nadhmi Gazem; Abdelsalam Busalim. Springer Verlag, 2019. p. 736-748 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 843).

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Sari H, Othman M, Al-Ghaili AM. A proposed conceptual framework for mobile health technology adoption among employees at workplaces in Malaysia. In Mohammed F, Saeed F, Gazem N, Busalim A, editors, Recent Trends in Data Science and Soft Computing - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology IRICT 2018. Springer Verlag. 2019. p. 736-748. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99007-1_68