ERIC Number: EJ997236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
The Feasibility of Using Video Journaling to Collect Ecological Momentary Assessment Data: Application to Health Behavior Change Interventions
Melton, Bridget F.; Bigham, Lauren E.; Bland, Helen W.
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v25 n1 p12-26 Apr 2013
The purpose of this research was to evaluate the feasibility of an ecological momentary assessment (EMA) technique in a health behavior change intervention offered within university general health courses. A six-week health behavior change project was used with two groups: video journaling and traditional (pencil and paper) group. Research methodology employed was a quantitative, quasi-experimental, control and experimental group posttest comparison design. Stage of change data and program satisfaction surveys were collected from participants at a midsized southeastern university (n = 72; 36 video and 36 traditional). Participants were selected through non-probability, purposive sampling. Upon completion of the behavior change intervention 88.9 % (N = 32) of video journaling participants reported being in either the action or maintenance stage of change compared to 63.9 % (N = 23) of the traditional group. Significant difference was found between the video journaling and traditional groups in levels of satisfaction with the program (M = 3.96, SE = 0.79; M = 3.53, SE = 0.53 respectively; t = -2.74, p less than 0.05). EMA techniques using video journaling to aid behavior change interventions among late adolescence showed promise with further research needed to focus on long-term effects of such interventions.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Health Behavior, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Late Adolescents, Behavior Change, Experimental Groups, Video Technology, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Health Education, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Student Journals, Journal Writing, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests, Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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