Predictable mispredictions in the context of physical activity and sport: a review

Chatzisarantis, Nikos L.D., Dimmock, James A., and Jackson, Ben (2014) Predictable mispredictions in the context of physical activity and sport: a review. Australian Psychologist, 49 (6). pp. 369-373.

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Theoretical models and research that aim to identify antecedents of participation in physical activities or sport can measure antecedents of physical activity behaviour through instruments that involve subjective predictions. In this article,we argue that such instruments may not reflect physical activity experiences or behaviour accurately because people are not very good predictors of future states. Additionally,we propose that mispredictions may be predictable because they are "caused" by tendencies to neglect processes related to hedonic adaptation and competing alternatives. We also suggest that it may be possible to improve measurement of antecedents through methods that focus respondents' attention on factors that cause mispredictions or through experiential sampling methods.

Item ID: 61589
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1742-9544
Keywords: Competing alternatives, Conditional intentions, Hedonic adaptation, Mispredictions
Copyright Information: © 2014 The Australian Psychological Society.
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2020 23:54
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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