In the zone: an exploration of personal characteristics underlying affective responses to heavy exercise

JONES, Leighton, HUTCHINSON, Jasmin C. and MULLIN, Elizabeth M (2018). In the zone: an exploration of personal characteristics underlying affective responses to heavy exercise. Journal of sport and exercise psychology, 40 (5), 249-258.

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Abstract

Positive affective responses to exercise have been linked with longer term adherence. The Dual-Mode Model indicates that affective responses during heavy exercise (between the ventilatory threshold and the respiratory compensation point) are subject to interindividual variability (zone of response variability). Participants (N = 48) completed measures to assess personal characteristics prior to a graded exercise test (GXT). Responses to the Feeling Scale were recorded during the GXT and subsequently used to group participants as either Negative Responders or Neutral/Positive Responders to heavy exercise. Discriminant Function Analysis was applied and a significant weighted linear composite predicted affective response. Preference for exercise intensity and sex were significant predictors (p = .003). Negative Responders had lower Preference scores and were more likely to be men. The combination of these two variables successfully predicted group membership 71% of the time. Individual differences appear relevant when examining affective responses to heavy exercise.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
Departments: Health and Well-being > Department of Sport
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2017-0360
Depositing User: Leighton Jones
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 13:18
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2018 10:00
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22608

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