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Buddy up: The Köhler Effect applied to health games

Feltz, Deborah L., Kerr, Norbert L., Irwin, Brandon C. (2011) Buddy up: The Köhler Effect applied to health games. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 33 (4). pp. 506-526. ISSN 0895-2779. E-ISSN 1543-2904. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:41328)

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The present investigation examined the Köhler motivation gain effect in a health

an inferior team member performs a difficult task better in a team or coaction situation

has been strongest in conjunctive task conditions in which the group’s potential

Participants were randomly assigned to one of four conditions (individual control,

and performed a series of isometric plank exercises within an exercise game. They

as they could, and, after a rest period, those in the partner conditions were told

observe during their performance. The partner’s performance was manipulated to

significantly greater in all experimental conditions than in the individual control

or coactive conditions. Results suggest that working out with virtually present, superior

partners can improve persistence motivation on exercise game tasks.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: conjunctive task, dyad exercise, exergame, persistence motivation, virtual partner
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Norbert Kerr
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2014 21:04 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:39 UTC
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