Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/12191
Appears in Collections:Management, Work and Organisation Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Contextual effects on the perceived health benefits of exercise: The exercise rank hypothesis
Authors: Maltby, John
Wood, Alex M
Vlaev, Ivo
Taylor, Michael J
Brown, Gordon D A
Contact Email: alex.wood@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: social
norm
influence
evolutionary
judgment
decision making
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Citation: Maltby J, Wood AM, Vlaev I, Taylor MJ & Brown GDA (2012) Contextual effects on the perceived health benefits of exercise: The exercise rank hypothesis, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34 (6), pp. 828-841.
Abstract: Many accounts of social influences on exercise participation describe how people compare their behaviors to those of others. We develop and test a novel hypothesis, the exercise rank hypothesis, of how this comparison can occur. The exercise rank hypothesis, derived from evolutionary theory and the decision by sampling model of judgment, suggests that individuals' perceptions of the health benefits of exercise are influenced by how individuals believe the amount of exercise ranks in comparison with other people's amounts of exercise. Study 1 demonstrated that individuals' perceptions of the health benefits of their own current exercise amounts were as predicted by the exercise rank hypothesis. Study 2 demonstrated that the perceptions of the health benefits of an amount of exercise can be manipulated by experimentally changing the ranked position of the amount within a comparison context. The discussion focuses on how social norm-based interventions could benefit from using rank information.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/12191
URL: http://journals.humankinetics.com/jsep-back-issues/jsep-volume-34-issue-6-december/contextual-effects-on-the-perceived-health-benefits-of-exercise-the-exercise-rank-hypothesis
Rights: Publisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34.6, pp.828-841, 12/2012, by Human Kinetics with the following policy: The author retains the right to post an electronic version of the finalized article on electronic repositories controlled by the authors’ institution, provided that the electronic version is in PDF or other image capturing format.
Affiliation: University of Leicester
Socio-Management
Imperial College London
Imperial College London
University of Warwick

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Wood_2012_Contextual_effects_on_the_perceived_health_benefits_of_exercise.pdf266.76 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.