Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
En sund livsstil med sociala medier: En studie om sociala mediers roll i individers motivation till att anamma och upprätthålla en sund livsstil
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A healthy lifestyle with social media : A study of the role of social media in creating motivation for individuals to commence and maintain a healthy lifestyle (English)
Abstract [en]

Motivation is a key factor in sustaining a healthy and active lifestyle, and technology has afforded us new methods for attaining information concerning exercise and health. This paper aims to examine how social media can motivate individuals to obtain and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, as well as identify which particular social media channels are preferred for this purpose. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used as data collection in this research. The results of this report show that images and text shared on social media, as well as the communication therein, can function as motivation for individuals to commence and maintain a regular physical activity and health regimen. Additionally, an individual’s sharing of their own training and health routine is enough to motivate the person in question to sustain their training and health procedure. Furthermore, this study shows that the preferred social media channels for this purpose are Instagram, personal blogs and Facebook. From this, a conclusion can be drawn that social media can function as a tool for individuals to both initiate and maintain a regular training and health routine. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Social media, physical activity, health, exercise, training, motivation, Instagram, Facebook
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21417OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-21417DiVA: diva2:688349
Subject / course
Media Technology
Uppsok
Technology
Supervisors
Available from: 2014-01-16 Created: 2014-01-16 Last updated: 2014-01-31Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

EnSundLivsstilMedSocialaMedier_ChristinaEriksson(1059 kB)429 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1059 kBChecksum SHA-512
817e002068f0bdc0fe2dc0b063135ebda41fd08616458c40afe6544266cb850f9487192010af891432b43f3558a65143c4495bc92babc3d91b057bc883e6c986
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Media and Communication Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 429 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 391 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf