Essays about: "self-improvement"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the word self-improvement.

  1. 1. The gamification of sleep : a case study on user engagement with SleepTown in everyday(night) life

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kommunikation och medier

    Author : Yukun You; [2020]
    Keywords : gamification; sleep; mobile app; user engagement; SleepTown; digital technology; governmentality; surveillance; Actor-Network Theory; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Sleep is a crucial part of our lives, as we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. In a digital age, mobile apps on smartphones play an important role in self-improvement regarding sleep. Gamification techniques can be particularly employed by app designers to strengthen users’ motivation and participation. READ MORE

  2. 2. Athletic and mindful leaders : A signaling perspective on self-improvement amongst Swedish executives

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen; Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Jesper Kollberg Dahlström; Axel Lindstedt; [2020]
    Keywords : Athleticism; Mindfulness; Endurance training; Meditation; Executives; Leadership; Signaling theory; Charismatic leadership theory;

    Abstract : Swedish executives are in the pursuit of self-improvement. During the last two decades, extreme athleticism, practices like meditation and visiting retreats have been an increasingly common context within this pursuit, despite being costly in terms of time or simply being perceived as extreme. READ MORE

  3. 3. "Using the bad for something good" : Exploring the possible paradox of meditation apps in light of digital stress

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Medier och kommunikation

    Author : Johanna Rose; [2020]
    Keywords : meditation apps; mHealth; meditation; Headspace; mindfulness; digital stress; technostress;

    Abstract : This study investigates meditation apps from a user perspective. While focusing on the user, interviews with psychologists and an auto-ethnographic study of three different meditation apps were used to inform the research, enrich the findings and create an as wholesome as possible picture. READ MORE

  4. 4. Exploring Working Holiday Makers’ Motivations in Australia. An investigation on the factors influencing Working Holiday Makers’ decision to engage with the 88 days of specified regional work criteria

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle (KS)

    Author : Martina Frappa; [2019]
    Keywords : Working Holiday Makers; Australia; 88-day criteria; labour migration; motivations;

    Abstract : This study investigates the reasons why Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) in Australia decide to complete the 88 days of specified regional work to obtain a Second Working Holiday (WH) visa. The research follows a qualitative approach via the use of semi-structed interviews on a sample of fifteen current or former WHMs. READ MORE

  5. 5. ‘Female Nature, Cucks, and Simps’: Understanding Men Going Their Own Way as part of the Manosphere.

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för informatik och media

    Author : Zhane Hunte; [2019]
    Keywords : Manosphere; masculinities; identity; misogyny; antifeminism; hegemony; discourse; social media logic;

    Abstract : The main aim of this thesis was to examine the ‘Men Going Their Own Way’ (r/MGTOW) community on Reddit. This aim was carried out by exploring (1) the themes perpetuated in the community, (2) how r/MGTOW fits in the contemporary ‘manosphere’, (3) the linguistic identity of its users, (4) the presence of hegemonic and inclusive masculinity, and lastly (5) the role of social media logics on r/MGTOW. READ MORE