Lamont, AM and Hallett, RJ (2019) Evaluation of a motivational pre-exercise music intervention. Journal of Health Psychology, 24 (3). pp. 309-320. ISSN 1461-7277

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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: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Sage at Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
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: 11 Mar 2019 09:42

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