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Effect of acute aerobic exercise on the executive functions of college students : role of sex.

Show simple item record Zakka, Sandra Elizabeth Kamal, 2020-03-27T18:43:01Z 2020-03-27T18:43:01Z 2018 2018
dc.identifier.other b22054893
dc.description Thesis. M.A. American University of Beirut. Department of Psychology, 2018. T:6846
dc.description Advisor : Dr. Arne Dietrich, Professor, Psychology ; Members of Committee : Dr. Zahra Hussain, Assistant Professor, Psychology ; Dr. Julien Besle, Assistant Professor, Psychology.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 116-127)
dc.description.abstract The present study investigates whether biological sex moderates the effect of acute aerobic exercise on executive functions (EF). Healthy college students (n = 104) from the American University of Beirut (AUB) performed the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS) Color-Word Interference Test which is based on the Stroop Test, prior to and fifteen minutes after either an acute bout of aerobic exercise (cycling) that consisted of a 5-minute warm up, a 20-minute moderate intensity exercise (50-59percent HRR), and a 5-minute cool-down (treatment group), or a 30-minute reading session (control group). Results: There was no significant group x time x sex interaction. Only a significant group x time interaction was found, where the exercise group performed significantly better, in comparison to the control group, on the posttest (after exercise) compared to the pretest (before exercise), equally for both females and males. Discussion: Inhibition, an aspect of executive functioning, improved after an acute bout of moderate intensity aerobic exercise and females and males were similarly sensitive to the exercise manipulation. Implications for the present findings are discussed.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 127 leaves) : illustrations (some color)
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.classification T:006846
dc.subject.lcsh American University of Beirut -- Students.
dc.subject.lcsh Aerobic exercises.
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Lebanon.
dc.subject.lcsh Cognition in adolescence.
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role -- Lebanon.
dc.title Effect of acute aerobic exercise on the executive functions of college students : role of sex.
dc.title.alternative Role of sex.
dc.type z
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
dc.contributor.department Department of Psychology,
dc.subject.classificationsource AUBNO
dc.contributor.institution American University of Beirut.

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