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Personality style and mood states associated with a negative addiction to running

Abstract

Personality subtypes and mood states were investigated in addicted and non-addicted runners (n = 49), and contrasted with a control group of non-exercisers (n = 34). Runners were assigned to a non-addicted and addicted group on the basis of Hailey and Bailey�s Negative Addiction Scale, and all study participants were then asked to complete a biographical questionnaire, the Profile of Mood States (POMS) and Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI).

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