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Kekkonen, M., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., Doctoral students’ battle of stress - designing BCSS to help them win the battle : Searching for design improvements via workshops with end-users, 1613-0073, p. 47-64

Doctoral students’ battle of stress — designing BCSS to help them win the battle : Searching for design improvements via workshops with end-users

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Author: Kekkonen, Markku1; Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri1
Organizations: 1Oulu Advanced Research on Service and Information Systems Group, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.5 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021102151900
Language: English
Published: RWTH Aachen University, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-10-21
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Abstract

Doctoral students are experiencing stress due to work and doctoral research related issues. They may also be vulnerable to technostress. Extensive stress can have negative impact on one’s health via elevated stress hormone levels, which are linked to several diseases. Technostress may add to the impact via increased level of cortisol. Therefore, when intervening or trying to mitigate stress experienced by doctoral students, technostress should also be taken into consideration.

For tackling stress as well as technostress experienced by doctoral students, we designed a prototype to help them in the process. Persuasive Systems Design was used as the framework for designing the system and Self-Determination Theory was used as theoretical background. Gamification was used as a support mechanism for persuasion in the prototype.

With the help of the workshops, we were able to find both causes and ways to mitigate stress and technostress for doctoral students. We were also able to analyse how to improve the design of the prototype to better suit the end-users.

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Series: CEUR workshop proceedings
ISSN: 1613-0073
ISSN-E: 1613-0073
ISSN-L: 1613-0073
Pages: 47 - 64
Host publication: 9th International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems, BCSS 2021
Host publication editor: Tikka, P.
Shevchuk, N.
Oinas-Kukkonen, H.
Conference: International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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