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Koppla upp för tips och inspiration: En kvalitativ studie med syfte att undersöka de positiva upplevelserna av fysisk aktivitet i sociala medier
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to examine individuals’ positive experiences of physical activity on social media. A total of 32 participants age 18-65 wrote 32 open letters. The open letters were analyzed using a latent content analysis and four themes were created; "Inspired to live healthy", "Motivated to physical activity", "Advice, assistance and guidance" and "Connect anywhere, anytime". The results showed that the participants have many positive experiences of physical activity in social media. Participants will be inspired by others to prioritize healthy choices and motivated to make better ones. A number of suggestions, tools and guidance on social media was also a positive factor among the participants and will be of great importance to them, regardless the conditions. Participants were also given a greater understanding and knowledge with the help of other people on social media. Lastly, the ease of access was a positive experience among the participants and was appreciated as it provided access to information on how to exercise as well as about health in general. The conclusions of the results can be summarized in one main theme; Living a healthy life with the help of social media. The results showed that social media helped the participants live a healthy life. This study can be of great benefit to health counselors and other professionals working with health promotion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Fysisk aktivitet, sociala medier, upplevelser, motivation, inspiration, vägledning, hälsopromotion
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45595Local ID: 346b0fd8-9cc7-4fb7-a57a-e0c3c20e7911OAI: diva2:1018890
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Health Promotion, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20150629 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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