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Can Digital Coaching Boost Your Performance? – A Qualitative Study among Physically Active People

Eeva Kettunen, Will Critchley, Tuomas Kari
2019 Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences   unpublished
This exploratory study focuses on the experiences, needs, and wants regarding a digital coach application among physically active people, more precisely crosscountry skiers.  ...  Our findings give insights to sport technology companies as well as athletes and coaches about the influence and possibilities of digital coaching among athletes and physically active people.  ...  This study is among the first to study the topic of digital coaching with athletes and physically active people, and more research in this field should be done.  ... 
doi:10.24251/hicss.2019.163 fatcat:5vlxzml5pbh3noj7iczxwjxmby

Digital Coaching Motivating Young Elderly People towards Physical Activity

Eeva Kettunen, Tuomas Kari, Lauri Frank
2022 Sustainability  
This qualitative intervention study focused on the experiences of young elderly on the ability of a sport and wellness technology digital coach to motivate them towards physical activity as well as on  ...  The findings of the study show that young elderly perceive digital coaching as potential in motivating them towards physical activity by providing instructive information and motivational feedback.  ...  Informed Consent Statement: Informed consent was obtained from all subjects involved in the study. Data Availability Statement: Not applicable.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14137718 fatcat:ieava2brejambh5ubnwtlupmry

The Coaching Needs of High Performance Female Athletes within the Coach-Athlete Dyad

Leanne Norman
2015 International Sport Coaching Journal  
Within the research literature there is little work that has examined how coaches (and coaching) can positively influence female athletes' continued participation and development in performance sport.  ...  These were: to be supported as person as well a performer, coaching to be a joint endeavour, the need for positive communication and finally, recognition of the salience of gender within the coach-athlete  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to acknowledge the UK Women in Sport and Fitness Foundation as well as Sports Coach UK for funding the research study.  ... 
doi:10.1123/iscj.2013-0037 fatcat:vjvzm7er7baepclwo2jgbssvja

Adolescents' Experiences of Facilitators for and Barriers to Maintaining Exercise 12 Months after a Group-Based Intervention for Depression

Evelina Sunesson, Emma Haglund, Ann Bremander, Håkan Jarbin, Ingrid Larsson
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Exercise can improve health among adolescents with depression.  ...  A qualitative content analysis was used to extract facilitators and barriers.  ...  These experiences boosted their self-esteem and motivated them to both continue exercising and to be more physically active after the intervention.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18105427 pmid:34069571 fatcat:c5xdgy5iwbhxldtjituq3h43na

User Requirements Analysis of an Embodied Conversational Agent for Coaching Older Adults to Choose Active and Healthy Ageing Behaviors during the Transition to Retirement: A Cross-National User Centered Design Study

Sara Santini, Vera Stara, Flavia Galassi, Alessandra Merizzi, Cornelia Schneider, Sabine Schwammer, Elske Stolte, Johannes Kropf
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Retirement is recognized as a factor influencing the ageing process. Today, virtual health coaching systems can play a pivotal role in supporting older adults' active and healthy ageing.  ...  This study wants to answer two research questions: (1) What are the user requirements of a virtual coach (VC) based on an Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) for motivating older adults in transition to  ...  The UCD Activities 1 and 2 were performed by adopting a qualitative approach based on two-wave cross-national focus-groups and a telephone follow-up study with end-users, carried out during the COVID-19  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18189681 pmid:34574615 fatcat:34wjimkmaba3hfgwo5wzaugbwa

Examining Department Chairs' Needs in Performing Academic Leadership in Turkish Universities

Mehmet Şükrü Bellibaş, Gökhan Özaslan, Emine Gümüş, Sedat Gümüş
Starting from this point of view, the purpose of this study is to examine department chairs' needs in performing academic leadership. To this end, the study was designed as a qualitative inquiry.  ...  Findings emerged in the phase of content analysis revealed that needs of department chairs can be categorized under the themes of: (a) More autonomy for decisionmaking in staff recruitment, monetary, and  ...  Method Due to its explorative nature, this study was designed as a qualitative inquiry.  ... 
doi:10.15390/eb.2016.6114 fatcat:huqodpd3f5bhpmertyeueuknuu


I. TURCU, Departament of Motric Performance", Transilvania University of Braşov, G.B. BURCEA, D.L. DIACONESCU, Department of Theory and Methodology of Motor Activities, University of Craiova, Department of Theory and Methodology of Motor Activities, University of Craiova.
2021 Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Braşov: Series IX Sciences of Human Kinetics  
The sport and the athlete have inspired a lot of admiration among people.  ...  The modern athlete uses all the help he can get; from specialized coaching to dieticians, to the best and latest technologies.  ...  This product is able to track and organize the process training of an athlete, to perform a qualitative analysis of the performance of the training task, provided that the coaching staff and participants  ... 
doi:10.31926/but.shk.2021. fatcat:dtdtzmsgbzfwfayrziny2k7g5e

An assessment of tutoring performance, challenges and support during COVID-19: A qualitative study in a South African university

Chioma Okoro, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Oliver Takawira, Peter Baur, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
2021 Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice  
The study was conducted within a faculty in a higher education institution in South Africa using interviews of lecturers and tutors who were purposively selected.  ...  The COVID-19 pandemic brought changes to the teaching and learning arena and posed challenges to efforts to support student performance.  ...  Although the study adopted a qualitative study among lecturers, the focus was not on teaching in an online learning environment.  ... 
doi:10.53761/ fatcat:bsy5ifo665etvk6hrqkqsipcya

Students' Perceptions of Gained and Lost Value: A Case Study of a Summer School That Had to Suddenly Move Online

Alvaro Pina Stranger, German Varas, Gaëlle Mobuchon
2022 Education Sciences  
The COVID-19 lockdown induced a sudden migration of traditionally presential learning activities to online domains, as was the case of inter-institutional summer schools.  ...  This research corresponds to a case study in which our organization had to reformulate, in less than three months, one of its traditional summer schools while trying to keep the original goals.  ...  Acknowledgments: We thank the EIT Digital and the Erasmus Agency for their institutional support.  ... 
doi:10.3390/educsci12050364 fatcat:pfacuhe6fzghlgvsd3myqr6may

Towards a Theory of Affect and Software Developers' Performance [article]

Daniel Graziotin
2016 arXiv   pre-print
A mixed method approach was employed, which comprises studies of the literature in psychology and SE, quantitative experiments, and a qualitative study, for constructing a multifaceted theory of the link  ...  For more than thirty years, it has been claimed that a way to improve software developers' productivity and software quality is to focus on people.  ...  We also provided evidence that fostering positive a ects among developers boosts their performance and that the role of a mediator bringing reconciliations among the team members might be necessary for  ... 
arXiv:1601.05330v2 fatcat:zxbyewmndrbtxprrj4sudftqxe

What is the impact of distributed agile software development on team performance?

Tapan Kumar, Prof. Dr. Yuri Bobbert
2020 Zenodo  
This was done by conducting a case study within a major Bank, where, at one end I used maturity assessment model to derive the current maturity of the Payment domain,and on other hand, the maturity score  ...  also helped to identify the gaps when a single model is used for evaluation.  ...  I also observed that the IEEE Explore Digital Library 6 is also a large database of scientific studies.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3912026 fatcat:bdh4dmi3lzdvdoe2h53omet46u

Can Nutrients and Dietary Supplements Potentially Improve Cognitive Performance Also in Esports?

Monika Szot, Ewa Karpęcka-Gałka, Remigiusz Dróżdż, Barbara Frączek
2022 Healthcare  
In supporting the physical and mental abilities of e-athletes the base is a well-balanced diet with adequate hydration.  ...  Factors influencing brain function and cognitive performance can be critical to athletic performance of esports athletes.  ...  The available evidence suggests that physical activity among young people can support cognitive functions and provide such individuals with a competitive advantage, especially in a professional esports  ... 
doi:10.3390/healthcare10020186 pmid:35206801 pmcid:PMC8872051 fatcat:aqynbjicurbzfe6zbs24ft5t54

Impact of Implicit and Explicit Affective Labeling on a Recommender System's Performance [chapter]

Marko Tkalčič, Ante Odić, Andrej Košir, Jurij Franc Tasič
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
So you might expect work in this area to be based on a clear understanding of how people make choices and how these processes can be supported by recommender systems.  ...  The function of recommender systems, after all, is to help people make better choices.  ...  , according to the BN in Figure 2 : "Hi Robert, I am your personal coach and this is your personalized workout schema.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-28509-7_32 fatcat:7t5x5uxsgbfeniqp6qhqpynpl4

OPERAcraft: Intersections of Creative Narrative, Music, and Video Games [chapter]

Katie Dredger, Ariana Wyatt, Tracy Cowden, Ivica I. Bukvic, Kelly Parkes
2019 Writing In and About the Performing and Visual Arts: Creating, Performing, and Teaching  
This project is a culmination of decades of thought, collaboration, and initiative on his part, and I am grateful to be a part of this publication.  ...  And a special word of thanks and appreciation to the late, great Will Hochman-to whom this collection is dedicated.  ...  Secondly, I wondered, what might qualitative data highlighting language around writing instruction in the visual and performing arts have to "say back" to writing studies itself?  ... 
doi:10.37514/atd-b.2019.0292.2.05 fatcat:envuly5atrey5mu7zfm6okckaq

A Qualitative Study toward Technologies for Active and Healthy Aging: A Thematic Analysis of Perspectives among Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary End Users

Margherita Rampioni, Adrian Alexandru Moșoi, Lorena Rossi, Sorin-Aurel Moraru, Dan Rosenberg, Vera Stara
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
How can ICT/sensing technology meet older people's needs for active and healthy aging?  ...  Based on a user-centered design approach, this study aimed to understand which requirements of ICT/sensing technologies could match people's needs of active and healthy aging.  ...  Therefore, DT would be an effective way to overcome social isolation among older people through connecting to the outside world, gaining social support, engaging in activities of interests, and boosting  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18147489 fatcat:hl7rukqvqfanhpinbl2p65cwaa
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