Printer Friendly
The Free Library
22,728,043 articles and books

Environmental effects on the ratings of perceived exertion in males and females.

Subjective ratings of perceived exertion exertion,
n vigorous action, a great effort, a strong influence.
 (RPE RPE Retinal Pigment Epithelium
RPE Rating of Perceived Exertion (exercise)
RPE Respiratory Protective Equipment
RPE Regular Pulse Excitation
RPE Registered Professional Engineer
RPE Rapid Palatal Expansion
), based on the 15-graded category-scale by Borg (1970), have been used extensively to study subjective feelings of effort and exertion during various modes of physical exercise. Several reviews have shown the multitude of applications and the high reliability of the RPE-scale (e.g., Borg & Ottoson, 1986; Carton & Rhodes, 1985; Mihevic, 1981; Pandolf, 1983; Watt & Grove, 1993).

The overall rating of perceived exertion is thought of as representing a kind of "gestalt Gestalt (gəshtält`) [Ger.,=form], school of psychology that interprets phenomena as organized wholes rather than as aggregates of distinct parts, maintaining that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. " that is, an individual's integration of a great number of sensations (Borg, 1962). Important contributors are, to name a few, heart rate, ventilation, blood lactate Lactate

A salt or ester of lactic acid (CH3CHOHCOOH). In lactates, the acidic hydrogen of the carboxyl group has been replaced by a metal or an organic radical. Lactates are optically active, with a chiral center at carbon 2.
, and oxygen consumption. Interestingly, correlations between heart rate (HR) and RPE often exceed 0.85 (Borg, 1962; Pandolf, 1983). The high consistency between HRs and RPEs also led Borg (1970, p. 93) to state: "As a rough approximation approximation /ap·prox·i·ma·tion/ (ah-prok?si-ma´shun)
1. the act or process of bringing into proximity or apposition.

2. a numerical value of limited accuracy.
 the heart rate for middle-aged people should, for work loads of medium intensity levels, be fairly close to 10 times the RPE-values", hence, a HR to RPE ratio of approximately 10:1 can be expected for work performed on a cycle ergometer ergometer /er·gom·e·ter/ (er-gom´e-ter) a dynamometer.

bicycle ergometer  an apparatus for measuring the muscular, metabolic, and respiratory effects of exercise.

It has, however, been pointed out that even if all physiological variables available are added together, only about two thirds of the total variance in RPE can still be explained. The remaining one third can instead be attributed to factors such as personality, behavior pattern, cognitive style Cognitive style is a term used in cognitive psychology to describe the way individuals think, perceive and remember information, or their preferred approach to using such information to solve problems. , and motivation (Morgan, 1973; Noble, Metz, Pandolf, & Cafarelli, 1973). In addition to the above mentioned factors, or modifiers of perceived exertion (cf., Hassmen, 1995), a number of other components have been suggested to influence the exercise response.

The significance of the physical environment itself for RPEs was highlighted in a study by Ceci and Hassmen (1991) in which a group of middle-aged males ran either on a treadmill in a laboratory or outdoors in the field. The difference in perceived exertion between laboratory and field running was about two RPE-units. Explicitly, subjects perceived running in the field to be significantly less straining than running in the laboratory at the same relative HR and blood lactate levels. Given that the laboratory can be considered a less stimulating place than an outdoor running path, results similar to these have previously been described. Nethery, Harmer, and Taaffe (1991), for example, observed that exercise related RPEs were higher in a deprived sensory condition, followed by control and video conditions whereas the least exertion was perceived when the exercise was performed to music. The explanation offered was that the use of pleasant externally originating stimuli made it possible for the subjects to dissociate dis·so·ci·ate  
v. dis·so·ci·at·ed, dis·so·ci·at·ing, dis·so·ci·ates
1. To remove from association; separate:
 from the exercise-induced strain. Thus, the more pleasant stimuli, the less exertion perceived. In an earlier study, Pennebaker and Lightner (1980) tried to actively manipulate the attentional focus of their subjects, similar results emerged: subjects who listened to their own breathing during performance (self-focus) reported higher degrees of fatigue than subjects who heard distracting street sounds (external focus). Even though Morgan and Pollock (1977) never manipulated the attentional focus of their subjects, they nevertheless describe differences between nonelite distance runners distance runner
A runner who competes in distance races.
, who used a dissociative dissociative /dis·so·ci·a·tive/ (-so´se-a´tiv) pertaining to or tending to produce dissociation.  cognitive strategy (i.e., external focus), in contrast to elite runners who instead used an associative as·so·ci·a·tive  
1. Of, characterized by, resulting from, or causing association.

2. Mathematics Independent of the grouping of elements.
 strategy (self-focus). Accordingly, to adopt an external focus while exercising might be beneficial to most people (except elite athletes elite athlete Sports medicine An athlete with potential for competing in the Olympics or as a professional athlete; EAs are at ↑ risk for injuries, given the amount of training, for psychological abuse by coaches and parents, and self abuse. ) in order to prolong and possibly enhance the benefits of exercise (cf., Wrisberg, Franks, Birdwell, & High, 1988).

A conclusion reached by Winborn, Meyers, and Mulling mulling (mul´ing),
n the final step of mixing dental amalgam; a kneading of the triturated mass to complete the amalgamation.
 (1988), who investigated the influence of gender and prior athletic experience during ergometer cycling in a laboratory, was that the individual's past athletic experience was more important than the potential influence of gender. Despite the failure to detect any significant main effects of gender, the authors nevertheless found that males were generally more accurate in their RPEs than were women. High athletic experience males were more accurate than high athletic experience females, and low athletic experience females were the least accurate followed by low athletic experience males. The importance of previous athletic experience was also attested at·test  
v. at·test·ed, at·test·ing, at·tests
1. To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine: The date of the painting was attested by the appraiser.

 to by Rejeski (1981, p. 313), who wrote that: "RPE for a given task is, at least in part, a function of past experience." This inference was based on the observation that women reported lower RPEs as compared to men while exercising at the same relative intensity, and that these women had limited past experience. Consequently, it was concluded that the females possibly lacked in ability to accurately process effort sensations and feelings of fatigue.

Hence, if prior athletic experience can explain the alleged difference in rating behavior between females and males, then it can be predicted that groups equal in prior athletic experience should display only small differences. In addition, exercise performed in the laboratory should be perceived as more straining than exercise performed in a more stimulating environment (i.e., in the field). Presumably pre·sum·a·ble  
That can be presumed or taken for granted; reasonable as a supposition: presumable causes of the disaster.
 this should be valid for both females and males.

Thus, the purpose of the present study was to determine whether the rating behavior of females and males are comparable regardless of whether the exercise is performed in the laboratory or outdoors in the field (the latter supposedly leading to a higher degree of external focus as compared to the controlled laboratory condition).



A total of 24 females and 24 males volunteered to participate in the present study. Care was taken to ensure that the two groups were equal in respect to their prior or present participation in regular physical activity. Thus, one third of the subjects in each group were presently not physically active, neither were they allowed to have been physically active on a regular base previously. An additional one third were, and had been for at least a year, physically active on a moderate exercise-for-fitness level (two to four times per week) while the remaining one third performed straining aerobic exercise aerobic exercise,
n sustained repetitive physical activity, such as walking, dancing, cycling, and swimming, that elevates the heart rate and increases oxygen consumption resulting in improved functioning of cardio-vascular and respiratory systems.
 more than four but less than six times per week (three males and two females also participated regularly in running competitions). For a physical description, including cardiorespiratory car·di·o·res·pi·ra·to·ry  
Of or relating to the heart and the respiratory system.

Adj. 1. cardiorespiratory - of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions; "cardiopulmonary
 data, see Table 1.



The cycling part was performed on an electronically braked cycle ergometer (Elema Schonander, EM 369:1). HR was registered, during both the cycle ergometer part and the run part, using a Sporttester PE 3000. Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) were made on the 15-graded (6-20) RPE-scale by Borg (1970). Subjects were given standardized standardized

pertaining to data that have been submitted to standardization procedures.

standardized morbidity rate
see morbidity rate.

standardized mortality rate
see mortality rate.
 instructions as devised by Borg (1985). Furthermore, they were instructed to rate their overall degree of perceived exertion, trying to integrate all sensations coming from the body.


The complete test session, which was performed individually at separate occasions by all subjects, consisted of: (1) an ergometer cycle test; and (2) an outdoor run test. Before the test session commenced, standardized instructions were given and a written informed consent obtained. To rule out possible confounding confounding

when the effects of two, or more, processes on results cannot be separated, the results are said to be confounded, a cause of bias in disease studies.

confounding factor
 factors, care was taken to ensure that the testings took place under approximately the same conditions for the males and females respectively (that is; time of day, temperature, humidity, etc.).

After a five minute warm up, on either 25 W (females) or 50 W (males), the subjects started to cycle on one of two cumulative work loads for five minutes each. These loads were chosen so that the subjects would reach HRs between 130 and 170 b-[min.sup.-1], in order to be able to estimate their maximal max·i·mal
1. Of, relating to, or consisting of a maximum.

2. Being the greatest or highest possible.
 oxygen uptake (according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 tables by Astrand & Ryhming, 1954; Astrarid, 1960). Thus, the work loads chosen for the females were 75 and 125 W, and for the males 100 and 200 W.

After a rest period of 20 minutes, the subjects proceeded with the run part. This took place on a level outdoor park path, with a length of 800 meters, and with the start and finish located at the same place. Each subject ran two laps with a one minute rest in between. The instruction for the first lap was: "try to run the first lap very slowly, just slightly faster than your average walking pace." For the second lap they were instructed to run: "somewhat faster but still not maximally max·i·mal  
1. Of, relating to, or consisting of a maximum.

2. Being the greatest or highest possible.

n. Mathematics
An element in an ordered set that is followed by no other.
." They were also instructed to keep their chosen velocity, once it had been selected, as constant as possible throughout the lap. HR was registered continuously, however; only the reading from the last 30 s of each interval was used in the calculations. Likewise, the subjects were encouraged to rate their degree of perceived exertion immediately before the finish of each interval, based on the exertion they experienced during the later part of the interval.

Calculations and statistics

Arithmetic means (mathematics) arithmetic mean - The mean of a list of N numbers calculated by dividing their sum by N. The arithmetic mean is appropriate for sets of numbers that are added together or that form an arithmetic series.  and SE of means were calculated. A number of general reference levels, based either on the HR or on the RPE, were chosen and the subjects corresponding power in watt (cycle test), or velocity in m-[s.sup.-1] (run test), were calculated by fitting a straight regression line Noun 1. regression line - a smooth curve fitted to the set of paired data in regression analysis; for linear regression the curve is a straight line
regression curve
 to the intensity - HR/RPE data. The chosen reference levels were: HRs of 150 and 170 b-[min.sup.-1] and RPEs of 15 and 17. Thus, the calculated values, subsequently used for statistical analyses, were for the cycle test: [W.sub.150], [W.sub.170], [W.sub.R15],' and [W.sub.R17], corresponding to the power (in W) that the subject performed at a HR of 150 and 170 b-[min.sup.-1] respectively, and at RPEs of 15 and 17. Corresponding values for the run test were: [V.sub.150], [V.sub.170], [V.sub.R15], and [V.sub.R17], i.e. the velocity (in m-[s.sup.-1] at the above mentioned levels. A calculation was also made of each individuals RPE-value at a specific HR level to make further comparisons possible. Specifically, RP[E.sub.150] (cycling) and RP[E.sub.170] (running) were calculated, that is, the subjective rating given at a HR of 150 b-[min.sup.-1] (cycle test) or 170 b-[min.sup.-1] (run test).

A series of one-way analyses of variance (ANOVAs) were used to test whether significant differences were present between the groups (factorial factorial

For any whole number, the product of all the counting numbers up to and including itself. It is indicated with an exclamation point: 4! (read “four factorial”) is 1 × 2 × 3 × 4 = 24.
) or within the groups (repeated measures). In addition, a two way ANOVA anova

see analysis of variance.

ANOVA Analysis of variance, see there
 for repeated measures (Group: Females - Males x Reference values ref·er·ence values
A set of laboratory test values obtained from an individual or from a group in a defined state of health.
: RP[E.sub.150] - RP[E.sub.170]) was used to detect a possible interaction between group and the activity related reference levels.


The cardiovascular data were previously presented in Table 1. The males were on the average taller and heavier than the females, they also had a higher est. V[O.sub.2max] and est. V[[O.sub.2max].sup.-kg-1] than the females.

In Table 2, the obtained HRs and RPEs from the ergometer cycle test is shown for the females and males.


Using the HR:RPE ratio (and the hypothesized relation of 10:1) as a way to compare the correspondence between physiological stress and the subjective perception of that stress, the males show smaller deviations in comparison to the females, especially at the lower work load (HRs). Groupwise, the only significant difference detected was present at the lowest work load for the heart rates ([F.sub.1,46] = 20.15, p [less than]. 001), males exhibiting lower HRs than the females.

The small differences, for females and males respectively, between HR based values ([W.sub.150] and[W.sub.170]) and values based on the subjects RPE ([W.sub.R15] and [W.sub.R17]) can also be seen in the upper half of Table 3 where the calculated fitness values from the cycle ergometer test are displayed. A calculation was also made of each individual's RPE-value at a HR of 150 b-[min.sup.-1] (i.e. RP[E.sub.150[), group means are shown at the upper right hand side of Table 3. The 'deviation' between the expected RPE-value (15) and the obtained value for the females is -0.5, whereas the males exhibit a value of 15.5 (+0.5).

The mean running velocity for the female group was 2.61 and 3.29 m-[s.up.-1] which resulted in HRs of 156 and 177 b-[min.sup.-1] with RPEs of 11.7 and 14.9 respectively.

Velocities for the male group were: 3.20 and 3.99 m-[s.sup.-1], corresponding HRs were 154 and 176 b-[min.sup.-1] with RPEs of 14.0 and 16.8.

The differences observed in the raw-data values between HRs and RPEs for the female group, are reflected in the calculated fitness values presented in the lower half of Table 3. Smaller differences were observed for the males.


At the bottom right hand side of Table 3, a calculation has been made of RP[E.sub.170], that is, the RPE-value corresponding to a HR of 170 b-[min.sup.-1] during the outdoor run test. According to previous results, expected RPE-values during running, at a HR of 170 b[min.sup.-1], should correspond to approximately 15 (cf. Borg, van den Burg Den Burg () is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Texel, on the island of that name, and lies about 12 km north of Den Helder. , Hassmen, Kaijser, & Tanaka, 1987; Ceci & Hassmen 1991; Hassmen 1990). For the males, the mean [RPE.sub.170] was 15.8 whereas the mean for the female group was 13.2. A comparison between [RPE.sub.150] (cycling) and [RPE.sub.170] (running) show that whereas the females' RPE values were significantly different (14.5 vs 13.2; [F.sub.1,23] = 5.86, p [less than] .03), the male values were not (15.5 vs 15.8), see Table 3. The two-way ANOVA confirmed these findings; the main effect of group reached significance ([F.sub.1,46] = 17.26, p[less than].001) whereas the effect for reference values did not ([F.sub.1,46] = 2.77, ns). Furthermore, the interaction between group and reference values was significant ([F.sub.1,46] = 5.78, p[less than].03) thereby confirming the significantly lower ratings made by the females during the running exercise.

The outdoor run test thus revealed distinct differences between the groups, that is; for each HR-level, the female group rated their degree of perceived exertion between two and three RPE-units lower than did the male group.


A major finding in this study was the comparably small differences observed between males and females in regard to HR and RPE during the cycle ergometer test, and the considerably larger differences noted during the outdoor run test.

As for the run test, the female group seem to rate their perceived exertion lower than can be expected from the HRs, and the relations observed during the cycle ergometer test. Also the male group rate their exertion slightly lower during the run test than what would be expected from their HRs, although this latter finding is not new. In a number of previous studies, comparing cycling and running, it has often been observed that while a rating of 15 on the RPE-scale corresponds to a HR of around 150 b-[min.sup.-1] during cycling exercise, the HR may reach approximately 170 b-[min.sup.-1] for the same subjective rating during running exercise (e.g., Borg, van den Burg, Hassmen, Kaijser, & Tanaka, 1987; Ceci & Hassmen 1991; Hassmen 1990). Thus, to observe RPEs that are approximately two units lower than the "corresponding" HRs is quite often encountered when running is the mode of exercise, although the females ratings in the present study are even lower. Was it not for the fact that these gender differences were almost non-existent during the cycle ergometer test, one could suspect that the larger discrepancy between HR values and RPE values for the females, in comparison to the males, were simply due to differences in maximal HRs. Given that women generally obtain higher HRs than males (e.g. Astrand, Cuddy cud·dy 1  
n. pl. cud·dies
1. Nautical A small cabin or the cook's galley on a ship.

2. A small room, cupboard, or closet.

[Origin unknown.
, Saltin, & Stenberg, 1964), a difference might possibly exist between the genders at any given level with women reaching higher HRs at comparable levels of RPE.

There are, however, other elements more likely to explain why there are differences between the genders when cycling and running are compared. A possible factor is of course the difference in body mass and, consequently, in muscle-bulk between the genders. During cycling, local effects such as muscle fatigue and lactate accumulation are known to consistently override central sensation like HR and ventilation, which tend to be more important contributors in determining perceived exertion during running (e.g., Carton & Rhodes, 1985). Since the mean body mass of the female groups was equivalent to about 58 kg per person, in comparison to the male average of 73 kg, this "handicap" of about 15 kg could result in considerably higher ratings during cycling than during running where it is more of an advantage to weigh less. If this explanation is plausible, then it can be inferred that women consistently tend to underrate their exertion more than men; although this tendency is more observable during running than during cycling simply due to the physiological demands of the former activity.

Another viable factor is the environment itself, i.e. laboratory versus field. It has been suggested that women listen more to inner mood cues, in contrast to men who to a greater extent listens to environmental cues (Frazier & Fatis, 1980). If this is correct, then one can deduce de·duce  
tr.v. de·duced, de·duc·ing, de·duc·es
1. To reach (a conclusion) by reasoning.

2. To infer from a general principle; reason deductively:
 that men should change their rating behavior to a greater extent than women when exercise is performed in a less controlled environment such as outdoors as compared to the strict surroundings of the laboratory. If anything, the results of the present study points in the opposite direction in that the female group tend to change their rating behavior more than the male group. The females were supposedly equal to the males in regard to prior athletic experience, at least quantitatively. A closer look at the groups revealed that although the females were as active as the males, their mode of exercise was different. More women than men participated in sports like aerobics aerobics (ârō`biks), [Gr.,=with oxygen], system of endurance exercises that promote cardiovascular fitness by producing and sustaining an elevated heart rate for a prolonged period of time, thereby pumping an increased amount of oxygen-rich , badminton badminton (băd`mĭntən), game played by volleying a shuttlecock (called a "bird")—a small, cork hemisphere to which feathers are attached—over a net. Light, gut-strung rackets are used.  and gymnastics gymnastics, exercises for the balanced development of the body (see also aerobics), or the competitive sport derived from these exercises. Although the ancient Greeks (who invented the building called a gymnasium  than did men. Generally, the active females were active in some sport mostly performed indoors and in the company of others. The males on the other hand, even though some performed indoor sports, were to a higher degree performing outdoor sports predominantly alone (running, bicycling, race-walking, but also soccer). Thus, experience per se is most likely not the vital issue, experience with either indoor or outdoor sports, and possibly whether the sport is performed in a group or alone, can explain more of the variance observed between females and males.

Within the limitations of the current research design, it is hard to conclude that the observed difference in rating behavior between females and males solely can be attributed to their respective prior experience with indoor and outdoor sports respectively. Future studies should assure that the participating subjects are closely matched not only in regard to prior experience in a general meaning, but also in regard to the specific sport activity performed. Possibly, males and females, even though they perform the same sport, may be different in the way they rate their perceived exertion. The factor or factors responsible for this difference in rating behavior remains to be detected.


Astrand, I. (1960). Aerobic work capacity in men and women with special reference to age. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, 49, Supplement 169.

Astrand, P-O P-O Perfection-Oriented ., & Ryhming, I. (1954). A nomogram nomogram /nom·o·gram/ (nom´o-gram) a graph with several scales arranged so that a straightedge laid on the graph intersects the scales at related values of the variables; the values of any two variables can be used to find the values of  for calculation of aerobic capacity (physical fitness) from pulse rate pulse rate
The rate of the pulse as observed in an artery, expressed as beats per minute.
 during submaximal work. Journal of Applied Physiology, 7, 218-221.

Astrand, P-O., Cuddy, T.E., Saltin, B., & Stenberg, J. (1964). Cardiac output cardiac output
n. Abbr. CO
The volume of blood pumped from the right or left ventricle in one minute. It is equal to the stroke volume multiplied by the heart rate.
 during submaximal and maximal work. Journal of Applied Physiology, 19, 268.

Borg, G. (1962). Physical performance and perceived exertion. Studia Psychologica et Paedagogica, Series altera, Investigationes XI (pp. 1-25). Lund, Gleerup.

Borg, G. (1970). Perceived exertion as an indicator of somatic somatic /so·mat·ic/ (so-mat´ik)
1. pertaining to or characteristic of the soma or body.

2. pertaining to the body wall in contrast to the viscera.

 stress. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine rehabilitation medicine Physiatry, physiotherapy A field of therapeutics that bridges the gap between conventional and nonconventional medicine; rehabilitation physicians may adminsiter or prescribe mechanical–eg, massage, manipulation, exercise, movement, , 2 (3), 92-98.

Borg, G. (1985). An introduction to Borg's RPE-scale. New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
: Mouvement.

Borg, G., & Otoson, D. (Eds.) (1986). The perception of exertion in physical work. Proceedings of an International Symposium (pp. 3-346). London, MacMillan.

Borg, G., van den Burg, M., Hassmen, P., Kaijser, L., & Tanaka, S. (1987). Relationships between perceived exertion, HR, and HLa in cycling, running, and walking. Scandinavian Journal of Sports Sciences Sports science is a discipline that studies the application of scientific principles and techniques with the aim of improving sporting performance. Human movement is a related scientific discipline that studies human movement in all contexts including that of sport. , 9 (3), 69-77.

Carton, R.L., & Rhodes, E.C. (1985). A critical review of the literature on rating scales for perceived exertion. Sports Medicine sports medicine, branch of medicine concerned with physical fitness and with the treatment and prevention of injuries and other disorders related to sports. Knee, leg, back, and shoulder injuries; stiffness and pain in joints; tendinitis; "tennis elbow"; and , 2, 198-222.

Ceci, R., & Hassmen, P. (1991). Self-monitored exercise at three different RPE-intensities in treadmill versus field running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 6, 732-738.

Frazier, R.B., & Fatis, M. (1980). Sex differences in self-monitoring. Psychological Reports, 47, 597-598.

Hassmen, P. (1990). Perceptual and physiological responses to cycling and running in groups of trained and untrained subjects. European Journal European Journal is a weekly Deutsche Welle (DW) news program produced in English. It is broadcast from Brussels, Belgium and primarily covers political and economic developments across the European Union and the rest of Europe, as well as issues of particular concern to  of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, 60, 445-451.

Hassmen, P. (1995). Modifiers of perceived exertion. In G. Neely (Ed.), Perception and psychophysics psychophysics

Branch of psychology concerned with the effect of physical stimuli (such as sound waves) on mental processes. Psychophysics was established by Gustav Theodor Fechner in the mid-19th century, and since then its central inquiry has remained the quantitative
 in theory and application (pp. 53-56). Stockholm: Stockholm University Stockholm University (Stockholms universitet) is a state university in Stockholm, Sweden. It has about 37,000 students studying at four faculties. History

In 1878, the university college Stockholm högskola

Mihevic, P.M. (1981). Sensory cues A sensory cue is a statistic or signal that can be extracted from the sensory input by a perceiver, that indicates the state of some property of the world that the perceiver is interested in perceiving.  for perceived exertion: A review. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 3, 150-163.

Morgan, W.P. (1973). Psychological factors influencing perceived exertion. Medicine and Science in Sports, 5, 97-100.

Morgan, W.P., & Pollock, M.L. (1977). Psychological characterization of the elite distance runner. Annals an·nals  
1. A chronological record of the events of successive years.

2. A descriptive account or record; a history: "the short and simple annals of the poor" 
 of the NY Academy of Sciences, 301, 382-403.

Nethery, V.M., Harmer, P.A., & Taaffe, D.R. (1991). Sensory mediation of perceived exertion during submaximal exercise. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 20, 201-211.

Noble, B.J., Metz, K.F., Pandolf, K.B. & Cafarelli, E. (1973). Perceptual responses to exercise: A multiple regression Multiple regression

The estimated relationship between a dependent variable and more than one explanatory variable.
 study. Medicine and Science in Sports, 5, 104-109.

Pandolf, K.B. (1983). Advances in the study and application of perceived exertion. In: Terjung, RL (Ed.) Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, vol 11 (pp. 119-158). American College of Sports Medicine '''Founded in 1954, the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 20,000 international, national and regional members are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational  Series. Philadelphia: Franklin Institute Franklin Institute, in Philadelphia; chartered and opened 1824 "for the promotion of the mechanic arts," the first of its kind in the country. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. Since the 19th cent. .

Pennebaker, J.W. & Lightner, J.M. (1980). Competition of internal and external information in an exercise seffing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (often referred to as JPSP) is a monthly psychology journal of the American Psychological Association. It is considered one of the top journals in the fields of social and personality psychology. , 39, 165-174.

Rejeski, W.J. (1981). The perception of exertion: A social psychophysiological integration. Journal of Sport Psychology, 4, 305-320.

Watt, B., & Grove, R. (1993). Perceived exertion: Antecedents and applications. Sports Medicine, 15(4), 225-241.

Winborn, M.D., Meyers, A.W., & Mulling, C. (1988). The effects of gender and experience on perceived exertion. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 10, 22-31.

Wrisberg, C.A., Franks, B.D., Birdwell, M.W., & High, D.M. (1988). Physiological and psychological responses to exercise with an induced attentional focus. Perceptual and Motor SkilIs, 66, 603-616.
COPYRIGHT 1996 University of South Alabama
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1996 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion




Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:Hassmen, Peter
Publication:Journal of Sport Behavior
Date:Aug 1, 1996
Previous Article:After the fall: reflections of injured classical ballet dancers.
Next Article:Relationships among performance expectations, anxiety, and performance in collegiate volleyball players.

Related Articles
Cardiorespiratory and perceptual responses using handrims of various size in male paraplegics.
Gender differences in perceptions of stress-related variables: do the people make the place or does the place make the people?
A new breadth to estrogen's bisexuality.
Development of a CSAI-2 short form for assessing competitive state anxiety during and immediately prior to competition.
Borg's Perceived Exertion and Pain Scales.
Concurrent Validity of the Revised Anxiety Rating Scale.
Effects of motivational music on work output and affective responses during sub-maximal cycling of a standardized perceived intensity.
Can physical activity interventions change perceived exercise benefits and barriers?
Physical activity, body composition, and perceived quality of life of adults with visual impairments.
A motivational music and video intervention improves high-intensity exercise performance.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters