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Table 1 Participant demographic and personality characteristics

From: Anxious or empowered? A cross-sectional study exploring how wearable activity trackers make their owners feel

  Current wearers (N = 200) Previous wearers (N = 37)
n % of N n % of N
Sex (female) 141 71% 27 73%
Education level
 High school or less 40 20% 12 32%
 Trade or vocational training (e.g. certificate, apprenticeship) 38 19% 4 11%
 University degree 122 61% 21 57%
  M SD M SD
Age (M ± SD) 33.67 12.34 29.11 ± 12.11
Personality trait scores
 Extraversion M: 4.55 SD: 1.48 a a
 Agreeableness M: 4.93 SD: 1.08 a a
 Conscientiousness M: 5.20 SD: 1.26 a − a
 Neuroticism M: 3.08 SD: 1.29 a a
 Openness to experience M: 4.99 SD: 1.08 a − a
Occasions per day data checked M: 6.17 SD: 4.61 a a
Affect during wearb M: 3.98 SD: 0.53 3.64 0.71
Affect when unable to wearb M: 2.69 SD: 0.56 2.77 0.67
  1. aData regarding personality traits and tracker usage behaviour was collected from current participants only. Personality trait scores range from minimum 1 - maximum 7 and higher scores indicate stronger endorsement of each trait 
  2. bAffect scores range from minimum 1 – maximum 5 and higher scores indicate more positive affect