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Two randomized controlled cross-over studies were conducted with respectively 165 (EF study; mean age 18.8 years, SD = 7.9) and 192 VET students (CREA study; mean age 18.2 years, SD = 1.7), allocated to either a sitting or standing condition. The students were taught for 15 minutes after which they performed in the EF study the Letter Memory Test and the Color Shape Test, to measure updating, shifting and inhibition, respectively. In the CREA study, the students performed the Guilford’s Alternate Uses Test for divergent thinking and the Remote Associates Test for convergent thinking. Subsequently, the conditions were switched and the procedure was repeated after one week in the EF study and immediately in the CREA study.
Mixed model analyses showed no effect of standing on updating (B = .50, SEb = .50, 95% CI = -.49; 1.50), shifting (B = -10.48, SEb = 14.61, 95% CI = -39.41; 18.46), or inhibition scores (B = 2.31, SEb = 10.64, 95% CI = -18.77; 23.39). Neither effects of standing on divergent thinking (B = -0.06, SEb = 0.22, 95%CI = -0.49; 0.38), or convergent thinking (B = -0.20, SEb = 0.15, 95%CI = -0.56; 0.03) were found.
It can be concluded that short-time standing during class has no acute beneficial effect on the EF of VET students, nor on their CREA. Future research should investigate the effect of a more prolonged duration of standing on EF and CREA in VET students.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Jun 2021|
|Event||ISBNPA XChange 2021: Thinking independently together – Let’s dance around the world! - Online, Vancouver, Canada|
Duration: 8 Jun 2021 → 10 Jun 2021
|Conference||ISBNPA XChange 2021|
|Period||8/06/21 → 10/06/21|
- standing desks
- breaking up sitting behavior
- divergent thinking
- convergent thinking
- executive functions
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Effect of Standing versus Sitting on Executive Functioning and Creativity of Vocational Education and Training Students.
Petra Luteijn (Speaker)7 Jun 2021 → 11 Jun 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Talk or presentation (not at a conference) › Academic