Kai Gensitz

Kai Gensitz
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln | DSHS · Abteilung Gesundheit & Sozialpsychologie

Master of Science


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Area of health and social psychology: Development of a concept for sustainable change in sports and exercise activity during as well as after hospitalization of psychosomatically stressed patients; Evaluation of a training app with digital coaching for stroke patients
Additional affiliations
March 2021 - September 2021
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln
  • Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (WHK)
September 2019 - August 2020
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln
  • Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (WHB)
March 2019 - September 2019
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln
  • Praktikant
October 2019 - September 2022
FernUniversität in Hagen
Field of study
  • Psychologie
October 2018 - March 2021
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln
Field of study
  • Psychology in Sport and Exercise
October 2014 - September 2018
Universität Stuttgart
Field of study
  • Sportwissenschaften


Publication (1)
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Objective. The purpose of this study was to determine social identification effects which support extensive PA behavior (i.e., adherence) and the impact self-efficacy has on this relationship. Design. This study used a quantitative cross-sectional research approach in using numerical analysis to measure the psychosocial phenomena of social identifi...


Project (1)
As sustainable methods of maintaining participation rates are key to becoming a healthy and active population (Beauchamp, 2018; Bruner & Martin, 2019), this project is aiming to understand the correlation between psychosocial variables (e.g., sources of self-efficacy) and peoples’ cognition, affect, and behavior around which salient social identities develop and how this identification may predicts adherence to PA. Evaluating the generalizability of a social identity approach regarding individuals’ PA adherence and the mediating effect of self-efficacy will be beneficial for the current research field as well as practitioners. The investigation should provide insights and further recommendations for practitioners how to promote participation and handle adherence. Therefore, the goal of this study is to determine social identity and self-categorization effects which support extensive PA behavior (i.e., adherence) and which impact self-efficacy has on this relationship.