The purpose of this study is to identify the major factors influencing the adoption of health-care wearables in generation Z (Gen Z) customers in India. A conceptual framework using push pull and mooring (PPM) adoption theory was developed.
Data was collected from 208 Gen Z customers based on 5 constructs related to the adoption of health-care wearables. Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling was used to analyse the responses. The mediation paths were analysed using bootstrapping method and examination of the standardized direct and indirect effects in the model.
The study results indicated that the antecedent factors consisted of push (real-time health information availability), pull (normative environment) and mooring (decision self-efficacy) factors. The mooring factor (MOOR) was related to the push factor but not the pull factor. The MOOR, in turn, was related to the switching intention of Gen Z customers for health wearables adoption.
The research study extended the literature related to the PPM theory in the context of the adoption of health wearables among Gen Z customers in India.
The study outcome would enable managers working in health wearable organizations to understand consumer behaviour towards health wearables.
The use of health wearables among Gen Z individuals would lead to future generations adopting a healthy lifestyle resulting in an effective workforce and better economy.
This was one of the few studies which have explored the PPM theory to explore the factors for the adoption of health wearables among Gen Z customers in India.
The authors would like to thank Professor Simon Rogerson and the reviewers for their suggestions and insights that helped us in refining and improving the quality of the manuscript.
Nayak, B., Bhattacharyya, S.S., Kumar, S. and Jumnani, R.K. (2022), "Exploring the factors influencing adoption of health-care wearables among generation Z consumers in India", Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol. 20 No. 1, pp. 150-174. https://doi.org/10.1108/JICES-07-2021-0072
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