Exercise Questionnaires


Exercise Questionnaires are primarily used in research studies to further understand human behaviour. Some of these standard measures can be useful as guideline measures to help guide training programmes or facility education.  Listed below are some of the more commonly used in sport science today.

Exercise-Induced Feeling Inventory; (Gauvin & Rejeski, 1993)
This scale is used to measurefeeling states during acute bouts of exercise.

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Physical self perception profile; (Fox & Corbin, 1989)
This measure was designed to assess multiple dimensions of physical self-esteem. The questionnaire consists of 30 items and assesses five sub domains of physical self-perceptions these include: sport competence, physical condition, attractive body, physical strength, and physical self-worth.

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Self Perception Profile; (Harter 1990)
This measure was developed as a multi-dimensional self-report instrument that assessed perceived competence. This assessment consisted of a 28 item self-report scale.

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Beck Depression Inventory-II; (Aaron T. Beck, Robert A. Steer, and Gregory K. Brown)
This measure is a depression test that identifies the presence and severity of systems of depression. This measure comprises of 21-item questions that assess the typical symptoms of depression. It will take approximately 5-10mins to complete.

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Children’s Depression Inventory; (Maria Kovacs in 1992)
This measure was developed to help identify depression in the young aged between 7-17 years. This measure conistes of 27 items but is also  available with a shorter version as a screener.

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Behavioural Regulations in Exercise Questionnaire ; (Mullan, Markland & Ingledew, 1997)
This measure was developed to assess various forms of regulation of exercise behaviour. This was based on Deci & Ryan’s (1985, 1991) continuum conception of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation.

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Exercise Motivation Inventory ; (Markland and Hardy, 1993)

This measure was designed to asses the motives for exercise participation.

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Borg Scale; (Gunnar Borg 1970)
This is a sacle of percieved exertion. It is used in avriety of ways in different contexts. This maybe testing, exercising or researching. The scale is used to mirror the demands of what is required to assess the exertion of the participant.

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General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12); (David Goldberg)
This measure is used to screen for minor psychiatric disorders. It consists of 12 items that show characteristics varying across positive and negative mental health dimensions.

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Multidimensional Body Self-Relations Questionnaire
This measure is used to assess body image. This assessment is directed towards 15 years and up. It consists of 69-items and 10 subscales.

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Decisional Balance; Janis and Mann (1977)
This concept is a decisional balance between potential gains and losses. There are two constructs which are the pros and the cons of potential gains and losses. This type of strategy is used in a variety of contexts in different ways to help promote change in behaviour.

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Feeling Scale; (Hardy and Rejeski 1989)
This scale is a one-item measure that assesses the valence/hedonic toe of affect. This scale comprises of questions that rate how positive or negative your mood is before, during, and after exercise. The scale consists of a Likert type scale ranging from -5 to 5. The -5 rating relates to your mood being that you feel very bad and 5 very good

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Felt Arousal Scale; (Svebak & Murgatroyd, 1985)
This scale measures the level of intensity of your mood before, during, and after exercise. This measure consists of a scale from 1-6. One relates to a ranking of low arousal intensity whereas 6 relates to high arousal intensity.

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It can sometimes be quiet difficult to find the specific measure as they are usually hidden in a variety of books or journals. For Sport Specific measures follow the link.