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Anticipatory and Anticipated Emotions in Regular and Non-regular Exercisers – A Qualitative Study

Feil, Katharina 1; Weyland, Susanne 1; Fritsch, Julian 1; Wäsche, Hagen 1; Jekauc, Darko 1
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract (englisch):

Future-oriented emotions could influence our decisions in everyday life and help understand why some individuals are physically active whilst others are not. Current literature distinguishes between two future-oriented emotion constructs: anticipatory and anticipated emotions. While anticipatory emotions are currently experienced emotions about a future event, anticipated emotions refer to the emotions that a person is expected to experience when confronted with a future event. The main aims of the present study were (1) to identify and describe (a) categories of anticipatory emotions experienced before exercise, and (b) categories of anticipated emotions expected to be experienced during and after exercise, and (2) to develop a theoretical model of anticipated emotion categories. Sixteen participants (Mage = 26.03, SD = 6.66) were recruited for semi-structured interviews, and their statements were analyzed using principles of the Grounded Theory. In total, 13 different anticipatory and anticipated emotion categories were identified, such as enjoyment, anxiety, pride, self-anger, and relief. Anticipatory emotions seem to reflect the current affective valence of exercising and may be influenced by daily factors. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000148596
Veröffentlicht am 13.07.2022
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.929380
Zitationen: 6
Zitationen: 6
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1664-1078
KITopen-ID: 1000148596
Erschienen in Frontiers in Psychology
Verlag Frontiers Media SA
Band 13
Seiten Art.-Nr. 929380
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 04.07.2022
Schlagwörter anticipatory, anticipated, emotion, affect, physical activity, exercising
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