Effects of circuit training on short-term memory & recall, self-perceived academic performance and mood

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Authors
Hayes, Kevin
Issue Date
2016
Degree
BA (Hons) in Psychology
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
This study was carried out to investigate whether Circuit training had a positive effect on Short-Term Memory & Recall, Self-Perceived Academic Performance and Mood, as well as to see if there was a correlation between the number of hours of exercise carried out per week and Self-Perceived Academic Performance. Three sample groups of male secondary school students took part in this experiment. Students answered questionnaires regarding Self-Perceived Academic Performance and Mood along with similar Recall tests both before and after a bout of circuit training. Non-significant positive improvements were found in overall combined post-exercise Mood levels and post-exercise Self-Perceived Academic Performance. While a significant decrease in correct Recall scores was found. Similarly no significant correlation was found between hours of exercise carried out per week and Self-Perceived Academic Performance. Author keywords: Short-term memory, recall, self-perceived academic performance, mood, exercise, academic performance, sports psychology, educational psychology
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