The Benefits of Chess for the Intellectual and Social-Emotional Enrichment in Schoolchildren

  title={The Benefits of Chess for the Intellectual and Social-Emotional Enrichment in Schoolchildren},
  author={Ram{\'o}n Aciego and Lorena Garc{\'i}a and Mois{\'e}s Betancort},
  journal={The Spanish journal of psychology},
  pages={551 - 559}
This paper examines the benefits of regularly playing chess for the intellectual and social-emotional enrichment of a group of 170 schoolchildren from 6-16 years old. It is based on a quasi-experimental design, where the independent variable was the extracurricular activity of chess (n = 170) versus extracurricular activities of soccer or basketball (n = 60). The dependent variable was intellectual and socio-affective competence, which was measured by an IQ test (WISC-R), a self-report test… 

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