Office workers' perceived barriers and facilitators to taking regular micro-breaks at work: a diary-probed interview study

Huang, Yitong and Benford, Steve and Hendrickx, Hilde and Treloar, Rob and Blake, Holly (2017) Office workers' perceived barriers and facilitators to taking regular micro-breaks at work: a diary-probed interview study. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10171 . pp. 149-161. ISSN 0302-9743

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Abstract

Research has suggested regular breaks in sedentary office work are im-portant for health, wellbeing and long-term productivity. Although many comput-erized break reminders exist, few are based on user needs and requirements as determined by formative research. This paper reports empirical findings from a diary-probed interview study with 20 office workers on their perceived barriers and facilitators to taking regular micro-breaks at work. This work makes two contributions to the Persuasive Technology (PT) community: a diagnosis of the full range of determinants and levers for changing office work break behaviours; a demonstration of applying the Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW), an intervention development framework originating from Health chology, to elicit theory-based design rec-ommendations for a potential PT.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-55134-0_12 Chapter in: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 4–6, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-55133-3 (Print) 978-3-319-55134-0 (Online)
Keywords: Workplace sedentary behaviour, Requirement elicitation method
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-55134-0_12
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 14:42
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 14:44
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41305

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