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Effects of biggest loser exercise depictions on exercise-related attitudes.
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PMID:  22943106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether participants who watched an exercise-related segment of The Biggest Loser television program would have different explicit and implicit affective exercise-related attitudes than those of control participants.
METHODS: University students (N=138) watched a clip of The Biggest Loser or American Idol, then completed a Go/No-go Association Task, a thought-listing task, and questionnaires measuring explicit attitudes, activity level, and mood.
RESULTS: Participants who watched The Biggest Loser had significantly lower explicit, but not implicit, attitudes towards exercise than did control participants.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a need to examine the influence of popular media depictions of exercise.
Tanya R Berry; Nicole C McLeod; Melanie Pankratow; Jessica Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-103     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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