Evaluation of a motivational pre-exercise music intervention

Hallett, Rachel and Lamont, Alexandra (2019) Evaluation of a motivational pre-exercise music intervention. Journal of Health Psychology, 24(3), pp. 309-320. ISSN (print) 1359-1053

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While music has been found to motivate exercisers during workouts, its potential as a pre-exercise motivator has rarely been investigated. This study evaluated a self-selected, pre-exercise music intervention against implementation intentions (writing down 'if … then …' sentences relating to overcoming barriers) and a control condition. A total of 50 participants (Mage = 43) took part in a longitudinal, randomised, between-participants study, from 99 recruited. For both interventions, participants had significantly more success meeting self-set exercise goals than the control group, and the music group exercised significantly more frequently than the control group. There was support for music as a comparable intervention to implementation intentions.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Health services research
Sports-related studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (until 2017)
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Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 13:17
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 14:34
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316674267
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/36427

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