The influence of sound and subtitles on mood during a 10 minute treadmill walk: a test of the circumplex model.

Putt, Emma (2016) The influence of sound and subtitles on mood during a 10 minute treadmill walk: a test of the circumplex model. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

Previous literature has failed to examine the impact on exercise related affect, of a subtitled television show with and without sound. The present research aims to assess whether a show with subtitles has a less positive influence on affect than the same show with sound, in an attempt to establish the means of making physical activity more enjoyable and thus increase adherence. Measures of Affective Valance and Perceived Activation were taken from 10 university students before, during, and after a 10 minute treadmill walk, in three conditions (Control, Subtitles and Sound, Subtitles Only). Post-study interviews were also conducted and analysed using framework analysis. The statistical results fail to show a difference in the participants’ affect between the three conditions. However the interviews suggest that the Sound and Subtitles condition is the most enjoyable and causes higher levels of positive affect, followed by the Subtitles Only condition. Subtitles and Sound is additionally the preferred condition for exercising in a gym. Therefore gyms could use this information to encourage customer adherence by making soundtracks available for displayed television shows. Future research should address the limitations of the present study to establish whether significant statistical results can be obtained.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BSc (Hons.) Sport & Exercise Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 09:07
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 09:07
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1961

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