The effect of variety expectations on interest, enjoyment, and locus of causality in exercise

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Publication Type Manuscript
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sports Science
Creator Podlog, Leslie William
Other Author Dimmock, James; Jackson, Ben; Magaraggia, Christian
Title The effect of variety expectations on interest, enjoyment, and locus of causality in exercise
Date 2012-01-01
Description Most attempts to influence intrinsic motivation have focused on contextual support for basic need satisfaction, including the provision of autonomy support, structure, and interpersonal involvement (e.g., Edmunds et al. in Eur J Soc Psychol 38:375-388, 2008). This study explored the extent to which another factor, expectations for task variety, influenced interest, enjoyment, and locus of causality in a novel exercise setting. Results showed that participants exposed to messages about variety in an exercise class enjoyed the class more, found it more interesting, and perceived greater internal causality than those who received messages about similarity in the class. Moderator analyses indicated that expectations of task variety were particularly conducive for task interest among participants who usually demonstrated lower intrinsic motivation for exercise. Discussion focuses on the relevance of these findings to self-determination theory and on opportunities for future research.
Type Text
Publisher Springer
First Page 1
Last Page 8
DOI DOI 10.1007/s11031-012-9294-5
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Dimmock, J., Jackson, B., Podlog, L., & Magaraggia, C. (2012). The effect of variety expectations on interest, enjoyment, and locus of causality in exercise. Motivation and Emotion, 1-8.
Rights Management (c) Springer
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 430,238 bytes
Identifier uspace,17383
ARK ark:/87278/s61n8jwp
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Date Created 2012-08-28
Date Modified 2012-08-30
ID 708027
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61n8jwp
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