Zur interindividuellen Variabilität affektiver Reaktionen im Verlauf von Freizeit- und Gesundheitssportprogrammen

Sudeck, Gorden; Conzelmann, Achim (2014). Zur interindividuellen Variabilität affektiver Reaktionen im Verlauf von Freizeit- und Gesundheitssportprogrammen. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 22(3), pp. 89-103. Hogrefe 10.1026/0943-8149/a000118

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Meta-analyses document acute positive effects of exercise on affective wellbeing. But, the generalization of these effects is limited due to the increasingly observed high inter- individual variability as well as the lack of consideration for processes during exercise activities. This article focuses on the extent of inter-individual variability of affective responses in the course of group based leisure time and health-oriented exercise programs. Moreover, it deals with the question, which impact personal preconditions (fitness level, affective wellbeing) and subjective experiences of exercise (perceived exertion, perceived competence, and positive group experiences) take. It is of special interest, to what extent affective responses are influenced by varying factors depending on the time within the progress of an exercise session as well as the exercise intensity. Therefore 110 university 13 staff members (M = 49.5 years) were asked repeatedly in the context of different exercise programs. On a total of six appointments handheld-PC-surveys were conducted before, twice uring and after the session to gather changes in affect and possible influencing factors. The esults show that the variability of affective responses is greatest during the first part of a single exercise session whereas in all, the responses are more positive and uniform at the end. Personal preconditions are important influencing factors during the first part of an exercise session. In contrast, the perceived competence and positive group experiences gain in importance over the course of an exercise session. In accordance with the dual mode theory the perceived competence has a greater influence comparing high with moderate intensity.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Psychology and Research Methods

UniBE Contributor:

Conzelmann, Achim


100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment


0943-8149, 2190-6289






Corinne Ammann

Date Deposited:

16 Jul 2014 09:34

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2015 02:30

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Sportaktivität, Befinden, Dual Mode Theory, physical exercise, affective response, dual mode theory





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