ERIC Number: ED177122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
The Influence of Fitness and Selected Psychological Variables on Perceived Exertion.
Mihevic, Patricia M.
The differential results obtained when the perceived exertion levels of 19 high-fit and 17 low-fit women were assessed according to Borg's Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale and magnitude estimation suggests that the RPE scaling procedures may be tapping a very select component of the perceptual process. These results do indicate that the scaling procedures traditionally utilized for the assessment of perceived exertion can have important implications for the generalizations advanced from the body of perception of effort research. Contrary to the theories based on previous research, however, new data suggests that the perceptual exponent of the low-fit group is not significantly higher than that of the high-fit subjects. This may be because the low-fit individuals are less perceptually discriminating than their high-fit counterparts. (Author/LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 15-20, 1979)