Date of Award

Summer 8-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

First Advisor

Richard Hsiao, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Elaine Blair, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Louis Pesci, Ed.D.


This study examines the effects of wearable technology devices on adult participants’ attitudes toward physical activity. The Attitudes Toward Computers Questionnaire (ATCQ) was used as a multidimensional measure for this study. This quantitative study used a pre and post survey instrument with the implementation of the Moov Multi-Sport Wearable Coach for a two-week period. Participants of this study included 34 adults above the age of 18. Data was analyzed using independent t-tests, paired sample t-tests, and descriptive discriminant analysis to compare the seven dimensions of attitude. Dehumanization scores increased significantly from pre to posttest. Also, efficacy scores for younger adults were significantly lower than in older adults. Finally, gender scores for younger adults were significantly higher than in older adults.