Date of Award

2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Munroe, Krista,

Keywords

Psychology, Behavioral.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Exercise addiction has been referred to in the literature as exercise dependence (Frederick & Morrison, 1996), compulsive exercise (Diekhoff, 1984), and obligatory exercise (Thompson & Pasman, 1991). Hall (1995) originally proposed that imagery might be linked to exercise addiction. Based on Hall's proposal, Rodgers, Hall, Blanchard, and Munroe (2001) examined the use of imagery by obligatory exercisers involved in a variety of activities. Results indicated that energy imagery and technique imagery, when combined, accounted for approximately 20% of the variance in exercise dependence. Sport imagery research has found that imagery use differs from sport to sport (Munroe, Hall, Simms, & Weinberg, 1998). It is conceivable exercisers may use imagery differently (i.e., aerobic exercisers versus weight lifters). The purpose of this study was to examine imagery use with dependent and non-dependent weight lifters. Participants were 422 male weight lifters ages 18 to 62 years (Mean age = 25.91, S.D. = 7.55). (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .K56. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-02, page: 0679. Adviser: Krista Munroe. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.

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