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The quantified athlete: associations of wearables for high school athletes

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Show simple item record Ng, Kwok W. Ryba, Tatiana 2018-10-12T09:35:33Z 2018-10-12T09:35:33Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The adoption of wearable technology in competitive sports can be an advantage to performance and training. Athletes who use personalised data to quantify their performances with the possibilities of sharing with others may use wearables to reinforce the athletic identity. Despite these changes, few studies have actually examined the associations between wearables and developing athletes in their quest for professional sports. Student athletes (n = 437, age = 17y) still in high schools completed a web-based survey about their professional aspirations, athletic identity, and the association with wearables. Wearables were measured by ownership and usage of apps, fitness trackers, or sports watches. Odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were reported.Most high school athletes had apps (64.3%) or fitness trackers (65.2%) and over half of the athletes (58%) had aspirations for professional sport. Athletic identity was positively associated with ownership and usage of apps and fitness trackers. The OR was greater for professional sport aspiration with fitness trackers owners (OR = 2.60, CI = 1.44-4.73) and users (OR = 4.04, CI = 2.09-7.81) than athletes without fitness trackers. Wearables were common among high school athletes and it was part of their athletic identity. For professional aspiring athletes, wearables have the potential to help provide data to support suitable training and competition schedules at a time when students may be overloaded with academic pressures. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Advances in Human-Computer Interaction;6317524
dc.subject quantified en_US
dc.subject athlete en_US
dc.subject associations en_US
dc.subject wearables en_US
dc.subject high school en_US
dc.title The quantified athlete: associations of wearables for high school athletes en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1155/2018/6317524
dc.contributor.sponsor FinnishMinistry of Education and Culture (Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeri¨o) en_US
dc.relation.projectid OKM/13/626/2015 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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