Title

The Effects of Group Presence on physical performance

Poster Number

14C

Lead Author Major

Adriana Paola Pantoja

Lead Author Status

Senior

Second Author Major

Evelyn Ninibeth Delgado

Second Author Status

Junior

Third Author Major

Romalyn Baguio Elew

Third Author Status

Freshman

Fourth Author Major

Claudia Herrera

Fourth Author Status

Freshman

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Melissa Davies

Faculty Mentor Email

mdavies@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Health Exercise Sport Science

Abstract/Artist Statement

The purpose of this study is to examine social influence related with exercise performance. In order to test this relationship, participants will undergo a Wingate test both with the presence of others and without. This study examines the effects of the presence of individuals on physical performance on a cycle ergometer, performing a Wingate test, among male and female undergraduate students. The Wingate test will measure the peak of anaerobic power from a 30 second maximum power cycle. Male (n=10) and female (n=10) participants will be recruited from a small private university on the west coast using convenience sampling. The participants will be randomly assigned to two sessions. In session one, one researcher will be present in administering the Wingate test. In the second session, four researchers will be present. Heart rate monitors will be used as a measurement of exercise intensity, ratings of perceived exertion will also be used to measure the individual’s assessment of exercise intensity, and qualitative feedback will be recorded with a post-survey after the two session period. Researchers hypothesize that presence of multiple individuals in “Session two” will produce higher maximum power output than “Session one”. This research will allow for a greater understanding on exercise performance. Findings from this study can inform training across exercise scenarios.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

29-4-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

29-4-2017 12:00 PM

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The Effects of Group Presence on physical performance

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

The purpose of this study is to examine social influence related with exercise performance. In order to test this relationship, participants will undergo a Wingate test both with the presence of others and without. This study examines the effects of the presence of individuals on physical performance on a cycle ergometer, performing a Wingate test, among male and female undergraduate students. The Wingate test will measure the peak of anaerobic power from a 30 second maximum power cycle. Male (n=10) and female (n=10) participants will be recruited from a small private university on the west coast using convenience sampling. The participants will be randomly assigned to two sessions. In session one, one researcher will be present in administering the Wingate test. In the second session, four researchers will be present. Heart rate monitors will be used as a measurement of exercise intensity, ratings of perceived exertion will also be used to measure the individual’s assessment of exercise intensity, and qualitative feedback will be recorded with a post-survey after the two session period. Researchers hypothesize that presence of multiple individuals in “Session two” will produce higher maximum power output than “Session one”. This research will allow for a greater understanding on exercise performance. Findings from this study can inform training across exercise scenarios.