Relationships between Exercise as a Mood Regulation Strategy and Trait Emotional Intelligence

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Andrew M. Lane , *

How to Cite: Lane A M. Relationships between Exercise as a Mood Regulation Strategy and Trait Emotional Intelligence, Asian J Sports Med. Online ahead of Print ; 1(4):34831. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.34831.

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Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: 1 (4); 195-200
Published Online: November 30, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 16, 2010
Accepted: October 31, 2010
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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between perception of emotional intelligence and beliefs in the extent to which exercising leads to mood-enhancement.

Methods: Volunteer participants (N=315) completed a 33-item self-report measure of trait emotional intelligence and an exercise-mood regulation scale.

Results: Emotional intelligence significantly correlated with beliefs that exercise could be used to regulate mood (r =0.45, P<0 .01).

Conclusion: Findings demonstrate that using exercise to regulate mood relates significantly to emotional intelligence and suggest that individuals who use exercise to enhance mood report higher scores of emotional intelligence.

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