Thank you for taking a few minutes for reading (and hopefully
answering) my ad. I am doing this survey to better understand
the relationship between commitment to exercise and psycholo-
gical feeling states when you cannot exercise. If I receive
sufficient answers, I'll analyze and POST the findings within
a few weeks. I need over 100 answers to be able to do that.
By completing the questionnaires below you consent to taking
part in this study. You must be aged 18 years or over, swim
at least 3 times per week, for at least 30 minutes each time,
and understand English fluently. NOTE: All the answers will
be treated with confidentiality.
PLEASE COMPLETE A L L ITEMS BELOW AND REPLY BY E - M A I L
(you may also reply via snailmail to the address at the end!)
- name (last name OPTIONAL)
- occupation (OPTIONAL)
- gender (female/male)
- city & country of residence (OPTIONAL)
1) What type(s) of exercise(s) are you doing?
2) For how long have you been exercising (months/year)?
3) On the average, how many times you exercise/week?
4) On the average how long you exercise (minutes/hours)?
5) Why did you start exercising: 1) health, 2) other reason(s)?
6) Why do you maintain/continue exercising?
When you CANNOT exercise for involuntary reason(s) (reasons that
are beyond your control) you generally feel sensations of:
Use the scale below:
1 = never .............................. 7 = often
8) muscle tension/soreness
9) general fatigue
Below are a number of statements that people have used to describe
themselves. Read each statement and then indicate how you GENERALLY
feel, by using the scale below:
1 = almost never; 2 = sometimes; 3 = often; 4 = almost always
1) I feel pleasent
2) I tire quickly
3) I feel like crying
4) I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be
5) I am loosing out on things because I can't make up
my mind soon enough
6) I feel rested
7) I am "calm, cool, and collected"
8) I feel that difficulties are piling up so that I
cannot overcome them
9) I worry too much over something that really doesn't matter
10) I am happy
11) I am inclined to take things hard
12) I lack self-confidence
13) I feel secure
14) I try to avoid facing a crisis or difficulty
15) I feel blue
16) I am content
17) Some unimportant thought runs through my mind and bothers me
18) I take disappointments so keenly that I can't put them out
of my mind
19) I am a steady person
20) I become tense and upset when I think about my
PLEASE INDICATE HOW YOU FEEL WHEN YOU HAVE TO STOP OR INTERRUPT
YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE FOR INVOLUNTARY REASONS:
Use the scale below:
1 = not at all; 2 = somewhat; 3 = moderately so; 4 = very much so
5) lacking energy
Finally, read the statements below and indicate how well each
statement describes your feelings MOST OF THE TIME. There are
no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any
one item, but give the answers which seem to describe how you
GENERALLY FEEL about exercising. Use the rating scale below:
1 = strongly disagree; 2 = disagree; 3 = uncertain;
4 = agree; 5 = strongly agree
1) I look forward to exercising
2) I wish there were a more enjoyable way to stay fit
3) Exercising is drudgery (struggle)
4) I do not enjoy exercising
5) Exercising is vitally important to me
6) Life is so much richer as a result of exercising
7) Exercising is pleasent
8) I dread the thought of exercising
9) I would arrange/change my schedule to meet the neet
10) I have to force myself to exercise
11) To miss a day's exercise is a sheer relief
12) Exercising is the high point of my day
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND EFFORT. PLEASE URGE A FRIEND
TO ALSO COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRES. IT WOULD HELP !
Dr. Attila Szabo, Ph.D.
Postdoct***Fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada
Department of Health Sciences and Sport Medicine
Hungarian University of Physical Education
H-1123 Budapest, Alkotas u. 44, Hungary