Aerobic exercise is promoted when individual performance affects the group: a test of the Kohler motivation gain effect

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dc.contributor.author Irwin, Brandon C.
dc.contributor.author Scorniaenchi, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Kerr, Norbert L.
dc.contributor.author Eisenmann, Joey C.
dc.contributor.author Feltz, Deborah L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T18:37:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T18:37:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14846
dc.description.abstract Background: A key barrier to achieving recommended intensity and duration of physical activity is motivation. Purpose: We investigated whether a virtually-present partner would influence participants’ motivation (duration) during aerobic exercise. Method: Fifty-eight females (M[subscript age] = 20.54 ± 1.86) were randomly assigned to either a coactive condition (exercising along side another person, independently), a conjunctive condition (performance determined by whichever partner stops exercising first) where they exercised with a superior partner, or to an individual condition. Participants exercised on a stationary bike at 65% of heart rate reserve on 6 separate days. Results: Across sessions, conjunctive condition participants exercised significantly longer (M = 21.89 min, SD = ±10.08 min) than those in coactive (M = 19.77 min, SD = ± 9.00 min) and individual (M = 10.6 min, SD = ± 5.84 min) conditions (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Exercising with a virtually-present partner can improve performance on an aerobic exercise task across multiple sessions. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.springerlink.com/content/u550466163208027/ en_US
dc.rights The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject Group performance en_US
dc.subject Group exercise en_US
dc.subject Exergame en_US
dc.subject Köhler effect en_US
dc.subject Motivation en_US
dc.subject Exercise partner en_US
dc.title Aerobic exercise is promoted when individual performance affects the group: a test of the Kohler motivation gain effect en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1007/s12160-012-9367-4 en_US
dc.citation.epage 159 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Annals of Behavioral Medicine en_US
dc.citation.spage 151 en_US
dc.citation.volume 44 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bcirwin en_US

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