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Observer effects on the rating of perceived exertion and affect during exercise in recreationally active males.
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PMID:  23033758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined the effect of introducing either a male or female observer on the ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) and affect of male runners during a moderate intensity running task. 10 moderately active men completed three 20-min. moderate intensity running trials at 60% of their peak treadmill running speed. Each participant completed three trials in random order: control, male-observed, and female-observed, where either the male or female observer joined the trial after 10 min. of the trial had elapsed, during which RPE and affect were monitored. The introduction of a female observer caused a significant decrease in RPE, whereas the introduction of a male observer caused a significant increase in RPE compared to the control trial. Affect was higher in the presence of both a male and female observer compared to control. It was concluded that there is a social, interpersonal, psychological dimension to RPE during exercise.
Authors:
Rachel Winchester; Louise A Turner; Kevin Thomas; Les Ansley; Kevin G Thompson; Dominic Micklewright; Alan St Clair Gibson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Life Sciences, Northumbria University, United Kingdom.
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