Affective responses to an aerobic dance class: the impact of perceived performance.

@article{Bartholomew2002AffectiveRT,
  title={Affective responses to an aerobic dance class: the impact of perceived performance.},
  author={John B Bartholomew and Bridget M Miller},
  journal={Research quarterly for exercise and sport},
  year={2002},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={301-9}
}
The current study tests the mastery hypothesis as an explanation for the affective benefits of acute exercise. Participants were 204 undergraduate women who were participating in self-selected aerobic dance classes. Following the class, participants were asked to rate their exercise performance on a 5-point, Likert-type scale. Affect questionnaires were completed prior to and at 5 and 20 min following the aerobic dance class. Results indicated an overall improvement in affect following exercise… CONTINUE READING