Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Kinesiology and Recreation
This purpose of this study was to examine the effects of cognitively engaging exercise, aerobic exercise, and resting conditions on the executive function of 6th graders. Four conditions were tested: cognitively engaging exercise, repetitive aerobic exercise, cognitively engaging rest, and rest. Executive function was measured by pre and post Stroop tests, which is a test of reaction time and inhibition. Results showed no significant differences between conditions in the choice reaction time test, however the cognitively engaging exercise was significantly different from all other conditions on the Stroop test.
Humphreys, Alyssa Michele, "The Effects of Cognitively Engaging Physical Activity on the Executive Function of Sixth Graders" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 218.