The Relationship between Physical Activity and Cognition in Children: A Meta-Analysis

  title={The Relationship between Physical Activity and Cognition in Children: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Benjamin A. Sibley and Jennifer L Etnier},
  journal={Pediatric Exercise Science},
The purpose of this study was to quantitatively combine and examine the results of studies pertaining to physical activity and cognition in children. [] Key Method Studies meeting the inclusion criteria were coded based on design and descriptive characteristics, subject characteristics, activity characteristics, and cognitive assessment method. Effect sizes (ESs) were calculated for each study and an overall ES and average ESs relative to moderator variables were then calculated. ESs (n = 125) from 44…

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