The Relationship between the Attitudes to Physical Exercise and Exercise Habit under Competitive Situation
Authors: Atsunari Suzuki, Mai Nakamura, Akane Mikura, Junya Kitagawa, Yuko Sakurama, Etsuko Ogasawara, Naoki Takahashi, Takashi Sakamoto, Fumitake Sakaori, Toshikazu Kato
Abstract: As a first step toward supporting physical exercise habituation suitable for individual personalities, we investigated the values and attitudes toward exercise that are effective in motivating people to exercise, when competition with others is stimulated. We developed an experiment, wherein agents posed as competitors to the participants, so that the competition among the participants could be controlled.The results of the experiments show that competition with others and the difference in exercise performance between others and oneself influences motivation. The relationship between the user's attitude factors, especially confidence, and motivation were also discussed.
Keywords: Motivation, Competition, Agent
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