2008 Student Research Conference:
21st Annual Student Research Conference

Personality and Its Effect on Exercise-Induced Mood Changes
Ashley E. Goss
Dr. Jennifer Hurst, Faculty Mentor

Previous research investigated the influence of personality on exercise-induced mood changes (Milton, Lane & Terry, 2005). Results of that study found that personality did not influence mood change; however, the study did find that improved mood can be associated with exercise. The present study is attempting to further explore the relationship between exercise-induced mood changes and personality. The study will recruit female subjects who participate in 50 minute cardiovascular classes. Participants' mood prior to and following exercise, personality characteristics, and selected demographic factors will be assessed. Data will be analyzed to determine whether relationships exist between different personality characteristics and the degree off mood change following exercise. Results of this study could provide further information regarding the influence different personality characteristics could have on exercise-induced mood changes. This study hopes to find that some individuals may benefit more emotionally from participation in physical activity.

Keywords: personality, mood, exercise

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 18-1
Location: VH 1010
Time: 9:45

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