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Lecture 5

KIN 1871 Lecture 5: The Importance of Physical Activity Experience

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KIN 1871

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Subjective Experiences: how we feel, think, and react to physical activity rather
than the actual performance itself
Physical activity supplies us with unique forms of subjective experience that
are not available in other daily activities
They determine whether we will make physical activity part of our lives
They help clarify the basis of career choices and develop our skills as
physical activity professionals
Positive and negative experiences
The Nature of Subjective Experiences
Immediate subjective experiences
oInstant emotional and cognitive impressions
Replayed subjective experiences (self-reflection)
oReplay in your mind a notable physical activity experience - one that
left a lasting impression on you.
(softball game vs. GMLOK) positive
(senior year basketball) negative
Components of Subjective Experience
Sensations and perceptions (runners high, tired, fatigue)
Emotions and emotional responses (winning/losing a close game)
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Approaches to Physical Activity
Extrinsic Approaches
oValuing physical activity because of the benefits that come from
oTo get a medal, because your friends do it
Intrinsic Approaches
oValuing physical activity because of the subjective experiences
embedded within the activity itself
oBecause you enjoy it (normally the one to keep people active)
Factors Affecting the Enjoyment of Physical Activity
Factors related to the activity
oEvenly matched challenges
oClear goals and feedback
Factors related to the performer
oAttitudes (related to past experiences)
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