A preliminary investigation into the use of the emotional contagion effect in the exercise environment

Elliott, David and Charlton, Lucy (2016) A preliminary investigation into the use of the emotional contagion effect in the exercise environment. Comprehensive Psychology, 5 .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2165222816634038

Abstract

Based upon the theory of Emotional Contagion, the purpose of this investigation was to examine whether the use of positively-charged imagery could create a more positive exercise experience. Participants were randomly allocated into one of three test conditions (‘neutral’, ‘happy’ and control) whereupon they performed two step-aerobic sessions; baseline/familiarisation and experimental. Upon completion of the trials various exercise related, psychological measures were taken (Session RPE, FS, Enjoyment and Subjective Exercise Experience). A 3 × 2 Factorial MANOVA was used to assess for main effects and between condition interactions. There was no evidence of any effect for any of the DVs. ES data appeared to support this conclusion. Numerous recommendations are made to direct future research into this area.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Comprehensive Psychology
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISSN: 2165-2228
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Sports and Physical Activity > Sport
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 11:56
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 11:57
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2080

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