Objectively versus subjectively measured physical activity: associations with cognition and academic achievement in adolescents

Martin Van Dijk, Renate De Groot, Frederik Van Acker, Hans Savelberg, Paul A. Kirschner

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    Abstract

    An increasing amount of research supports a positive association between physical activity and cognitive performance or academic achievement. The majority of these studies focused on children or older adults, while less is known about these associations in adolescents. Moreover, in studies on the associations between physical activity and cognitive performance / academic achievement in adolescents, questionnaires (i.e. self-report) were used to measure physical activity. This subjective measure of physical activity has been found to have several limitations, such as social desirability and recall bias. Therefore, associations between objectively measured physical activity and cognition / academic achievement in Dutch adolescents, controlling for relevant covariates, were investigated in this study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2013
    Event ICAMPAM conference 2013 - On the Campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, United States
    Duration: 17 Jun 201319 Jun 2013
    https://www.umass.edu/sphhs/icampam2013.html

    Conference

    Conference ICAMPAM conference 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    City Amherst
    Period17/06/1319/06/13
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Physical Activity
    • Cognition
    • Academic Achievement
    • Adolescents
    • Accelerometry

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