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  • The effect of mirrored environments on self-presentational efficacy and social anxiety in women in a step aerobics class.

    Author(s) : Lamarche, L.Gammage, K. L.Strong, H. A.

    Author Affiliation : Department of Physical Education and Kinesiology, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada.

    Author Email : kgammage@brocku.ca

    Journal article : Psychology of Sport and Exercise 2009 Vol.10 No.1 pp.67-71 ref.40

    Abstract : Objective: The present study examined the influence of mirrors on self-presentational efficacy (SPE) and state social anxietyanxietySubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    (SSA) in a group exerciseexerciseSubject Category: Activities
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    class in female undergraduate students. Method: Fifty-one female university students completed measures of SPE and SSA prior to and following a step aerobics class. Twenty-nine participants completed the class in front of a mirror, while 22 participants completed the class without a mirror. Results: A repeated measures MANOVA indicated no differences in SPE or SSA based on the presence or absence of mirrors. Regardless of the presence or absence of a mirror, SPE increased and SSA decreased following exercise. Conclusions: The results suggest that, for this population, completing an exercise session may be more important than the presence or absence of mirrors in influencing self-presentational concerns.

    ISSN : 1469-0292

    DOI : 10.1016/j.psychsport.2008.06.006

    Record Number : 20093021663

    Publisher : Elsevier

    Location of publication : Amsterdam

    Country of publication : Netherlands

    Language of text : English

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    Identifier(s) : audiovisual equipment, self concept

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