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Examining the role of affective states in relation to exercise intentions and participation in extra-curricular exercise classes at university: A repeated measurement observational study

Finne, Emily ; Nigg, Carina ORCID iD icon 1; Weyland, Susanne 1; Sauzet, Odile; Wienke, Benjamin; Jekauc, Darko 1
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract:

Background: Previous research has shown evidence on the role of affective
states for physical activity behavior. However, there is a lack of research
investigating the interplay between affective states, intentions, and exercise
behavior, especially with respect to maintaining regular exercise over time. The
study aimed to investigate whether post-exercise affective states and changes
in affect during exercise (i) are related to exercise intentions; (ii) moderate the
relationship between intention and subsequent exercise behavior, and (iii)
directly predict future exercise.
Methods: Participants from weekly voluntary sports and gym classes at two
universities were recruited. For 13 weeks, 268 individuals’ (Mage = 24.5 years,
SD = 5.6, 90% students, 67.4% female) class attendance was documented on a
weekly basis. Before and immediately after training, participants self-reported
affective states, including affective valence (Feeling Scale) and perceived
arousal (Felt Arousal Scale). Participants also reported their intention to re attend the class the following week. Mixed-effect linear models and Cox
proportional hazard models were used to examine the relationships between
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Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000150158
Veröffentlicht am 26.08.2022
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.815466
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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: 1000150158
Erschienen in Frontiers in psychology
Verlag Frontiers Media SA
Band 13
Seiten Art.Nr. 815466
Schlagwörter exercise, core affect, affective states, affective valence, intention, behavior
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