The effect of exercise on affective and self-efficacy responses in older and younger women

Barnett, Fiona (2013) The effect of exercise on affective and self-efficacy responses in older and younger women. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10 (1). pp. 97-105.

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Background: This study examined the self-efficacy and affective responses to an acute exercise bout in sedentary older and younger women to determine whether aging has an effect on affective states.

Methods: Twenty five sedentary younger (mean age 19.9 yrs) and 25 older (mean age 55.7 yrs) women completed an acute bout of exercise. Affective responses were measured prior to, during and immediately following exercise. Self-efficacy responses were measured prior to and immediately following exercise.

Results: Positive engagement, revitalization, tranquility, Felt Arousal and Feeling Scale responses and self-efficacy were all higher immediately following compared to prior to or during exercise for both groups of women. Additionally, older women experienced higher overall positive engagement and lower physical exhaustion compared to younger women as well as higher tranquillity and Feeling Scale responses immediately following exercise.

Conclusions: This investigation found that an acute bout of moderate-intensity exercise produced more positive and fewer negative affective states in both younger and older women.

Item ID: 20198
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1543-3080
Keywords: aging, functional health, exercise psychology
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 02:43
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 100%
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