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Promenaders effekt på studiemotivation och koncentrationsförmåga under eftermiddagsstudier hos gymnasieelever  - en studie med single case experimental design
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Physiotherapy.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The effects of walking on high school students motivation and concentration during afternoon studies - a single case experimental design (English)
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Abstract

Background/problem: That physical activity (PA) is important for good health and high quality of life is well known. PA also increases a person’s executive functions, ability to concentrate, solve problems and to learn. High school students (HSS) that lack motivation lose focus and are overrepresented as high school dropouts. 

Aim: The aim was to examine the effects of a 20-minute walk, during lunch break, on HSS self-rated motivation and concentration during after-lunch-studies. 

Method: The study had a multiple baseline single subject design. Six HSS estimated their motivation and concentration for “after-lunch-studies” for 20 school days. They also estimated their sleep quality, sleep time and how well rested they were when they woke up. During the intervention-phase they performed a 20 min walk on the lunch-break. The length of the baseline and the intervention varied between 5-10 days.

Results: No differences were found for the participants when comparing the results from the first and second control period and the intervention period. 

Conclusion: No effect on motivation and concentration was found in this study. A different design with more subjects and different exercise intensity might be better suited to evaluate the effects of physical activity on HSS motivation and concentration. 

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2019. , p. 25
Keywords [en]
single case design, concentration, motivation, physical activity, high school students.
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Physiotherapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-384147OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-384147DiVA, id: diva2:1319091
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