University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
With the research on persons health and well being increasing within the past years, new questions have emerged on if certain environments can also benefit along with exercise. This study looked at the different psychological states of endurance runners as they run in urban environments and transition into rural settings. The results of this study showed significant differences between urban and rural environments. Also showed increased focus going downhill in nature and greater inward attention while moving uphill in nature. With the findings from this study, it explains why runners choose to run or train where they do.
I want to thank Dr. Andrew Bailey for letting me join in on this research, I will forever be thankful for your guidance and mentorship. I also want to thank Dr. Eric Hungenberg for serving on the examining committee and for helping with data collection.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Demastus, Christian, "Comparison of Psychological States of Runners within Urban and Rural Environments" (2018). Honors Theses.
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