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After-Exercise Shower

Title: The After-Exercise Shower: Its Effect Upon Mood.
Name(s): McGinnis, Jennifer L., author
Pargman, David, professor directing thesis
Tenenbaum, Gershon, committee member
Steiner, Hillary, committee member
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study attempted to investigate the effect of a shower intervention on mood following different kinds of distraction from daily activity, such as reading, exercising, or sitting quietly. The Profile of Mood States was used in a pre-post design in order to determine if a "shower" intervention was associated with mood change. Overall, the first hypothesis, which stated that across all mode of activity a shower would result in greater positive mood chances than the same modes without a shower, was verified. The second hypothesis stated that a shower following exercise would result in the greatest positive mood changes overall. Exercise was shown to result in positive mood changes, as was a shower, and the combined condition also resulted in positive mood changes. However, the shower alone created the greatest decrease in TMD and also created a greater decrease in fatigue and confusion and a greater increase in vigor than exercising combined with showering. Thus, while a shower following an exercise did result in positive mood changes, they were not the greatest positive mood changes, and the second hypothesis was partially verified.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2557 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: April 14, 2004.
Keywords: Shower, Exercise Psychology, POMS
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: David Pargman, Professor Directing Thesis; Gershon Tenenbaum, Committee Member; Hillary Steiner, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Education
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