Subjective Exercise Experiences Scale (SEES)

The Subjective Exercise Experiences Scale (SEES; McAuley & Courneya, 1994) is a 12-item scale assessing three general categories of subjective responses to exercise stimuli: positive well-being (e.g., great), psychological distress (e.g., miserable), and fatigue (e.g., tired). For each item on the SEES, participants rate how strongly they are experiencing each feeling state along a 7-point Likert scale, ranging from 1 (not at all) to 7 (very much so). The SEES has been shown to have high internal consistency across a variety of populations, including older adults.

Original Citation

McAuley, E., & Courneya, K. (1994). The Subjective Exercise Experiences Scale (SEES): Development and preliminary validation. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 16, 163-177.