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The effect of a single bout of surfing on exercise-induced affect


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

Although the physiological health benefits of physical activity and exercise are well documented, the psychological benefits are less defined. The current study examined the effect a single 30-minute bout of surfing had upon exercise-induced affect in adults. Affect is defined as the positive or negative feelings created by a specific stimulus. One hundred and seven participants (91 males and 16 females) between the ages of 18-58 ( M = 28.14, SD = 8.27) completed the Physical Activity Affect Scale (PAAS) prior to and immediately following a single 30-minute surf session. A series of dependent t-tests were used to examine differences between pre and posttest affect. The results indicated that affect was significantly altered by exercising (surfing), with significant improvements in positive affect and tranquility, as well as significant reductions in negative affect and fatigue. Implications for the continued investigation of the effects of surfing are discussed.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Kinesiology;
Recreation;
Physiological psychology
Classification
0575: Kinesiology
0814: Recreation
0989: Physiological psychology
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences; Psychology
Title
The effect of a single bout of surfing on exercise-induced affect
Author
Pittsinger, Ryan Frank
Number of pages
61
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
6080
Source
MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109669978
Advisor
Kress, Jeff
University/institution
California State University, Long Beach
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1481761
ProQuest document ID
305179939
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305179939/fulltextPDF
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