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Affect and subsequent physical activity: An ambulatory assessment study examining the affect-activity association in a real-life context

Niermann, Christina; Herrmann, Christian; Haaren, von Birte; van Kann, Dave; Woll, Alexander

Abstract (englisch):
Traditionally, cognitive, motivational, and volitional determinants have been used to explain and predict health behaviors such as physical activity. Recently, the role of affect in influencing and regulating health behaviors received more attention. Affects as internal cues may automatically activate unconscious processes of behavior regulation. The aim of our study was to examine the association between affect and physical activity in daily life. In addition, we studied the influence of the habit of being physically active on this relationship. An ambulatory assessment study in 89 persons (33.7% male, 25 to 65 years, M = 45.2, SD = 8.1) was conducted. Affect was assessed in the afternoon on 5 weekdays using smartphones. Physical activity was measured continuously objectively using accelerometers and subjectively using smartphones in the evening. Habit strength was assessed at the beginning of the diary period. The outcomes were objectively and subjectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) performed after work. Multilevel regression models were used to analyze the association between affect and after work MVPA ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00677
ISSN: 1664-1078
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-546688
KITopen ID: 1000054668
Erschienen in Frontiers in psychology
Band 7
Seiten Art. Nr.: 677
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