Mood-tracking application as persuasive technology for reduction of occupational stress

Alavian Ghavanini, Sanaz; Homayounvala, Elaheh and Rezaian, Ali. 2018. Mood-tracking application as persuasive technology for reduction of occupational stress. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 12(2), pp. 143-161. ISSN 1746-725X [Article]

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Occupational stress is a major concern in the job performance of employees. The use of persuasive technologies is one way to prevent or reduce this stress. The present study developed a mood tracking application and tested its effect on stress reduction of employees. Twenty-six employees of a petrochemical company were divided into equally-sized groups of married and single participants. Employees' accommodations are different based on their marital status. Other variables effecting stress were same for both groups. An OSI-R questionnaire was used to collect data before and after four weeks of application use. In present pilot study, data analysis shows that this kind of persuasive technology can have a significant positive effect on single employees and help them to decrease and manage their stress; however, no meaningful results were recorded for the married group because they did not use the application as much as participants in the single group.

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mobile learning, occupational stress, persuasive technology, self-monitoring, mood-tracking, stress management, organisational training

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2 November 2017Accepted
29 March 2018Published Online

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24 Jul 2020 10:27

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10 Jun 2021 13:17

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