Self-control and willpower in climbing

Monk, Charlotte (2016) Self-control and willpower in climbing. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Self-control and willpower have been found to be resources that can be
drained or depleted through use. This study aims to assess whether self
control and willpower can be drained by timing rock climbers on an
‘impossible route’ until they give up on the climb. Participants in the test
group (n=8) were given a draining task to reduce levels of self-control and
willpower before climbing. The control group (n=8) were not given the
draining task. Both groups were set a climbing task and were allowed to
climb until the route was completed or they gave up. The times until
participants gave up were compared to establish if those who had been
drained gave up first. However, the time until giving up was not significantly
different between the groups. Therefore, it could be assumed that self
control and willpower are not limited resources or that there are extraneous
variables, such as prior draining before testing taking place, effecting self
control and willpower levels. The overall conclusion was that many factors
effect self-control and willpower and future studies could focus on the
isolation of these factors in regards to self-control and willpower.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: Ba (Hons) Adventure Education
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV201 Physical education and training
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Departments > Adventure Education
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 11:32
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 11:32

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