Lamont, AM and Hallett, RJ (2016) Evaluation of a motivational pre-exercise music intervention. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1461-7277

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Abstract

While music has been found to motivate exercisers during workouts, its potential as a pre-exercise motivator has rarely been investigated. This study evaluated a self-selected, pre-exercise music intervention against implementation intentions (writing down ‘if… then…’ sentences relating to overcoming barriers) and a control condition. Fifty participants (Mage = 43) took part in a longitudinal, randomised, between-participants study, from 99 recruited. For both interventions, participants had significantly more success meeting self-set exercise goals than the control group, and the music group exercised significantly more frequently than the control group. There was support for music as a comparable intervention to implementation intentions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, Sage Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords: adherence, affect, exercise behaviour, interventions, strategies
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2016 11:50
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2017 15:28
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/2174

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