AFFECTIVE CONSEQUENCES OF IMPOSING THE INTENSITY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY : DOES THE LOSS OF PERCEIVED AUTONOMY MATTER ?

@inproceedings{VazouEkkekakis2009AFFECTIVECO,
  title={AFFECTIVE CONSEQUENCES OF IMPOSING THE INTENSITY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY : DOES THE LOSS OF PERCEIVED AUTONOMY MATTER ?},
  author={Spiridoula Vazou-Ekkekakis and Panteleimon Ekkekakis},
  year={2009}
}
There is a common belief that, when allowed to select their exercise intensity, most people choose levels too low to accrue substantial benefits. Thus, one of the presumed functions of exercise practitioners is to "push" participants. A previous study showed that, if the imposed intensity exceeds the self-selected by even 10%, this suffices to reduce pleasure. Here, we isolated the effect of autonomy loss by having participants (a) exercise at a selfselected intensity and (b) exercise at an… CONTINUE READING

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