Research Repository

A randomised control trial of physical activity in a perceived environment on self-esteem and mood in UK adolescents

Wood, C and Angus, C and Pretty, J and Sandercock, G and Barton, J (2013) 'A randomised control trial of physical activity in a perceived environment on self-esteem and mood in UK adolescents.' International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 23 (4). 311 - 320. ISSN 0960-3123

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This study assessed whether exercising whilst viewing natural or built scenes affected self-esteem (SE) and mood in adolescents. Twenty-five adolescents participated in three exercise tests on consecutive days. A graded exercise test established the work rate equivalent to 50% heart rate reserve for use in subsequent constant load tests (CLTs). Participants undertook two 15-min CLTs in random order viewing scenes of either natural or built environments. Participants completed Rosenbergs SE scale and the adolescent profile of mood states questionnaire pre and post-exercise. There was a significant main effect for SE (F(1) = 6.10; P < 0.05) and mood (F(6) = 5.29; P < 0.001) due to exercise, but no effect of viewing different environmental scenes (P > 0.05). Short bouts of moderate physical activity can have a positive impact on SE and mood in adolescents. Future research should incorporate field studies to examine the psychological effects of contact with real environments. © 2013 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Gavin Sandercock
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 10:57
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2019 10:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7235

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item