Master of Arts
Dr. Harry Prapavessis
A quasi-experimental pilot study determined whether restricting television-watching to treadmill walking below the ventilatory threshold improved affective valence, perceived activation, enjoyment, attentional focus, and intention to bundle television-watching with exercise. Eleven inactive, young adults (21.18 + 1.47 years) in post-secondary education performed two 40-minute exercise tests, wherein aforementioned outcomes were repeatedly assessed. Participants in the experimental group (n=4) watched the first episode of a television show between exercise tests and the second episode of the same television show during the second exercise test. Analyses revealed large, non-significant multivariate intervention effects on affect and attention outcomes, a large, significant univariate intervention effect on affective valence during cool-down [T(1,8)=8.838, p=0.021, ηp2=0.723], and medium-to-large, non-significant univariate intervention effects on other affect and attention outcomes. A large, significant intervention effect on intention to bundle [T(8)=-2.336, p=0.048, ηp2=0.406] was also found. Taken together, this temptation bundle enhanced individuals’ exercise experience and influenced their exercise plans.
Crutchlow, Lauren, "A Pilot Study on the Affective Responses to Watching Consecutive Episodes of a Television Show during Aerobic Exercise below the Ventilatory Threshold" (2017). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 5005.