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Lecture 12

Lecture 12

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Western University
Kinesiology 2276F/G
J.Paige Gregson

October 10, 2012 Lecture 12- Social Influences on Exercise (Ch5) Objectives  Define group cohesion  Understand and provide examples of 4 dimensions of group cohesion  Identify concerns and research regarding group size, composition & society  Be able to apply material covered to facilitating exercise behaviour Exercise Group  Can promote or undermine exercise-related thoughts, feelings, and behaviours  Three aspects of the exercise group affect exercise: Group Cohesion  A dynamic process reflected in the tendency of a group to stick together and remain united in the pursuit of its instrumental objectives and/or for the satisfaction of member affective needs  Social  Task  Individual attraction to the group  Group integration  ATG- T  ATG- S  GI- T  GI – S Cohesion Research  More cohesive exercise groups, especially those higher in ______________, foster greater adherence and lower dropout rates  Team building results in improved adherence and fewer dropouts How to Increase Feelings of Group Cohesion (team building) How Does G
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