Influencia de la actividad física y nivel de condición física sobre variables psicológicas y cognición en Educación Secundaria

  1. Alberto Ruiz-Ariza
Supervised by:
  1. Emilio J. Martínez López Director

Defence university: Universidad de Jaén

Fecha de defensa: 12 December 2018

  1. Jesús Viciana Ramírez Chair
  2. Juan A. Párraga Montilla Secretary
  3. Vânia Loureiro Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 583336 DIALNET


The objective was to analyse the influence of physical activity and physical fitness on psychological variables and cognition in adolescents. The results suggest that: a) The enjoyment with vigorous physical activity is related, in girls, with better marks in Math and Language. Likewise, the active commuting to educational Center employing more than 15 minutes per day, is associated with better levels of subjective happiness and psychological well-being, as well as with lower levels of psychological distress. In girls, performing at least 5 active travels per week of more than 15 minutes, is associated with a higher academic performance in Math. b) A better level of physical fitness is related to a better cognitive and academic performance. c) A 12-week C-HIIT program, at the beginning of Physical Education classes, positively affects some variables of cognitive performance and emotional intelligence in Secondary school.