Fitness-related self-conscious emotions and risk for exercise addiction: examining the mediating role of passion

Sicilia, A., Alcaraz-Ibáñez, M., Dumitru, D.C., Paterna, A. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2020. Fitness-related self-conscious emotions and risk for exercise addiction: examining the mediating role of passion. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. ISSN 0895-2779

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Abstract

Fitness-related self-conscious emotions (SCEs) have been proposed as antecedents of exercise addiction (EA). However, the potential mechanisms underlying such a relationship remain unexplored. The present study examined the relationship between fitness-related SCEs and risk of EA, as well as the mediating role of passion for exercise. A total of 296 male runners (M = 40.35 years, SD = 10.69) completed a survey assessing weekly exercise frequency/hours, fitness-related SCEs, passion for exercise, and the risk of EA. The relationships between the study variables were examined using structural equation modeling. After controlling for age and weekly exercise frequency/hours, fitness-related SCEs of shame, guilt, and hubristic pride were positively associated with risk of EA. However, while guilt had direct effects on risk of EA, shame and hubristic pride showed indirect effects via obsessive passion. The results of the study are discussed, and some practical implications and future research directions are presented.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Creators: Sicilia, A., Alcaraz-Ibáñez, M., Dumitru, D.C., Paterna, A. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Date: 2020
ISSN: 0895-2779
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1123/jsep.2019-0260DOI
1330233Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Jun 2020 10:33
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 10:33
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39925

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