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

  title={Aerobic Exercise Is Promoted when Individual Performance Affects the Group: A Test of the Kohler Motivation Gain Effect},
  author={Brandon Irwin and Jennifer A. Scorniaenchi and Norbert L. Kerr and Joey C. Eisenmann and D. L. Feltz},
  journal={Annals of Behavioral Medicine},
BackgroundA key barrier to achieving recommended intensity and duration of physical activity is motivation.PurposeWe investigated whether a virtually present partner would influence participants’ motivation (duration) during aerobic exercise.MethodFifty-eight females (Mage = 20.54 ± 1.86) were randomly assigned to either a coactive condition (exercising alongside another person, independently), a conjunctive condition (performance determined by whichever partner stops exercising first) where… 

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