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Title: Can high-intensity exercise be more pleasant? Attentional dissociation using music and video
Authors: Jones, L
Karageorghis, CI
Ekkekakis, P
Keywords: Affect;Attention;Dual-mode theory;Exercise enjoyment
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Citation: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36(5):528-41 (2014)
Abstract: Theories suggest that external stimuli (e.g., auditory and visual) may be rendered ineffective in modulating attention when exercise intensity is high. We examined the effects of music and parkland video footage on psychological measures during and after stationary cycling at two intensities: 10% of maximal capacity below ventilatory threshold and 5% above. Participants (N = 34) were exposed to four conditions at each intensity: music only, video only, music and video, and control. Analyses revealed main effects of condition and exercise intensity for affective valence and perceived activation (p < .001), state attention (p < .05), and exercise enjoyment (p < .001). The music-only and music-and-video conditions led to the highest valence and enjoyment scores during and after exercise regardless of intensity. Findings indicate that attentional manipulations can exert a salient influence on affect and enjoyment even at intensities slightly above ventilatory threshold.
ISSN: 1543-2904
Appears in Collections:Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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