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Exercise, visuospatial rotation performance and life satisfaction: A study of correlations between physical activity and some presumed benefits
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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Physical exercise has been associated with various health benefits, including improved cognitive functioning, well-being and life satisfaction. Other variables that have been found to explain these areas include gender, age, dispositional optimism, meditation practice, and videogame habits. The aim of the present study was to explore whether physical exercise on its own has benefits for visuospatial rotation abilities and life satisfaction. It was also the intention to examine how other known factors of age, gender, dispositional optimism, meditation, and videogames may help predict visuospatial rotation abilities and satisfaction with life. The results showed no significant explanation for visuospatial performance while finding some exercise measurements and physical activity level to have significant correlations with life satisfaction. Dispositional optimism was found to be the strongest indicator of life satisfaction, while gender was determined to not hold explanatory power for either of the criterion variables.

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2017. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
Physical exercise, physical activity levels, visuospatial rotation, life satisfaction, dispositional optimism, cognitive functioning, meditation, videogame playing, aging, gender
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60624OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-60624DiVA, id: diva2:1073264
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Psychology
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Available from: 2017-02-10 Created: 2017-02-09 Last updated: 2017-02-10Bibliographically approved

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