publication . Article . 2015

association between extraversion and exercise performance among elderly persons receiving a videogame intervention

Kosuke Zaitsu; Yuki Nishimura; Hiroyuki Matsuguma; Shigekazu Higuchi;
  • Published: 10 Jun 2015 Journal: Games for Health Journal, volume 4, pages 375-380 (issn: 2161-783X, eissn: 2161-7856, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert Inc
Abstract Objective: We examined the effects of an exergame intervention on exercise performance, as well as the influence of players' personality traits on the effects of the intervention. Materials and Methods: In total, 16 elderly persons (>65 years old) participated in the study for 12 weeks. Participants were required to complete the Big Five Scale. We measured the number of times that the sit-to-stand exercise was performed during the interventions with and without exergames. Results: We compared the average number of times that the sit-to-stand exercise was performed per day in each of the two conditions. The average number of times that exercise was under...
free text keywords: Big Five personality traits, Psychology, Neuroticism, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Extraversion and introversion, Clinical psychology, Conscientiousness, Psychological intervention, Social psychology
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