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Kinesiology

2014

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Mood

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Treatment-Associated Changes In Body Composition, Health Behaviors, And Mood As Predictors Of Change In Body Satisfaction In Obese Women: Effects Of Age And Race/Ethnicity, Jim Annesi, Gisele A. Tennant, Nicole Mareno Nov 2014

Treatment-Associated Changes In Body Composition, Health Behaviors, And Mood As Predictors Of Change In Body Satisfaction In Obese Women: Effects Of Age And Race/Ethnicity, Jim Annesi, Gisele A. Tennant, Nicole Mareno

Jim Annesi

A lack of satisfaction with one’s body is common among women with obesity, often prompting unhealthy “dieting.” Beyond typically slow improvements in weight and body composition, behavioral factors might also affect change in body satisfaction. Age and race/ethnicity (African American vs. White) might moderate such change. Obese women (N = 246; M age = 43 years; M BMI = 39 kg/m2) initiating a 6-month cognitive-behaviorally based physical activity and nutrition treatment were assessed on possible predictors of body satisfaction change. At baseline, African American and younger women had significantly higher body satisfaction. The treatment was associated with significant within-group ...


Impact Of Exercise Partner Attractiveness On Mood, Enjoyment, And Exertion, Thomas G. Plante, Sarah Gregg, Jaclyn Rubbo, Thomas Favero, Ashley Morisako, Jessica Cuadra Feb 2014

Impact Of Exercise Partner Attractiveness On Mood, Enjoyment, And Exertion, Thomas G. Plante, Sarah Gregg, Jaclyn Rubbo, Thomas Favero, Ashley Morisako, Jessica Cuadra

Thomas G Plante PhD, ABPP

Social comparison theory was used to examine if males exercising with a female research confederate posing as either attractive or unattractive would alter their exercise mood, exertion, and enjoyment. A total of 101 college students (51 males and 51 females) were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: biking alone, biking with an attractive female confederate, or biking with the same female confederate appearing unattractive. All participants were instructed to complete 20 minutes of exercise at 60%-70% of their maximum target heart rate. Standard exercise mood measures (e.g., Activation-Deactivation Adjective Check List) were administered immediately prior to and ...