Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2014 Megan C. Kelley
Using 2014 data compiled from a sample of Claremont McKenna undergraduate students, I examine the effect that fitness technology (i.e., mobile and wearable technology) has on users' health outcomes. Specifically, I find no effect of mobile or wearable use on self-reported health. However, I do find some evidence of mobile use on weight but not wearable. Applying a basic OLS regression analysis, I show that mobile users tend to be heavier than non-mobile users irrespective of gender. Furthermore, I find that contemporaneous health on prior mobile use show higher weight levels compared to non- mobile prior users. Such findings provide evidence suggesting that mobile is ineffective in providing users with healthier outcomes.
Kelley, Megan C., "The Impact of Fitness Technology on Health Outcomes" (2014). CMC Senior Theses. 917.