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Aerobic Exercise Is Promoted when Individual Performance Affects the Group: A Test of the Kohler Motivation Gain Effect

Irwin, Brandon C., Scorniaenchi, Jennifer, Kerr, Norbert L., Eisenmann, Joey C., Feltz, Deborah L. (2012) Aerobic Exercise Is Promoted when Individual Performance Affects the Group: A Test of the Kohler Motivation Gain Effect. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 44 (2). pp. 151-159. ISSN 0883-6612. E-ISSN 1532-4796. (doi:10.1007/s12160-012-9367-4) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:41324)

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Abstract

Background A key barrier to achieving recommended in-

Purpose We investigated whether a virtually present partner

aerobic exercise.

assigned to either a coactive condition (exercising

condition (performance determined by whichever partner

partner, or to an individual condition. Participants exercised

separate days.

significantly longer (M=21.89 min, SD=±10.08 min)

and individual (M010.6 min, SD0±5.84 min) conditions

Conclusion Exercising with a virtually present partner can

multiple sessions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s12160-012-9367-4
Uncontrolled keywords: Group performance,Group exercise,Exergame,Köhler effect,Motivation,Exercise partner
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Norbert Kerr
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2014 20:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41324 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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