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Sitting with your thoughts : investigating rumination as a moderator between sedentary behaviour and mood using experience sampling

Masch, I. (2021) Sitting with your thoughts : investigating rumination as a moderator between sedentary behaviour and mood using experience sampling.

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Abstract:Sedentary behaviour has been shown to negatively affect mental health and mood specifically. Students are particularly prone for both high levels of sitting and emotional problems. Risk factors for mood problems in students are rumination and one of its facets, brooding. One of the ways in which rumination affects mood is by leading negative mood states to be more pronounced. Rumination and brooding were thus proposed as moderators for the relation between sitting time and mood. Experience sampling was used to capture trait and state rumination, brooding, mood and sedentary time in a student population. The results revealed that despite high levels of sitting, mood levels were moderate-high. Rumination and brooding did not moderate the relationship between sitting time and affect but had significant main effects on mood. Their effects took place on both the within- and between subject level. Trait and state rumination as well as state rumination and brooding were significantly associated. Studying predictors of positive affect as moderators between sitting time and mood is recommended to identify factors that enable the experience of positive mood in students in the face of high sitting time.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/87441
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