Biological Lifestyle Factors in Adult Distance Education: Predicting Cognitive and Learning Performance

Jérôme Gijselaers

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    Abstract

    The aim of this dissertation was to explore the characteristics of different student groups (i.e., successful, non-successful, and non-starting). The second aim was to examine whether biological lifestyle factors (e.g. physical activity, sleep, and nutrition) predicted learning performance. Third, it aimed to investigate whether these biological lifestyle factors predicted cognitive performance, as this can be a predictor for learning in traditional education. The final aim was to determine whether a possible relation between the biological lifestyle factors and learning performance was mediated by executive functions.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationPhD
    Awarding Institution
    • Open Universiteit
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Kirschner, Paul, Supervisor
    • de Groot, Renate, Supervisor
    Award date6 Nov 2015
    Place of PublicationHeerlen, the Netherlands
    Print ISBNs978 949 2231 10 9
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2015

    Keywords

    • learning performance
    • cognitive performance
    • learning
    • cognition
    • physical activity
    • nutrition
    • sedentary behavior
    • sleep
    • caffeine
    • omega-3
    • breakfast
    • sleep duration
    • chronotype
    • sleep quality
    • distance education

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