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postgraduate thesis: Effects of Taekwondo training on executive functions of primary school-aged children with traits of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

TitleEffects of Taekwondo training on executive functions of primary school-aged children with traits of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Authors
Issue Date2018
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Fan, C. Y. [范進忻]. (2018). Effects of Taekwondo training on executive functions of primary school-aged children with traits of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractEmerging studies have proposed promising effects of physical exercise on symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and executive function (EF). The present preliminary study identified impacts of 12-week community-based traditional taekwondo (TKD), and role of medication on TKD, in affecting attention and three core EFs (inhibition, working memory and cognitive flexibility) of ADHD children. A total of 26 ADHD and 14 typically developing (TD) children (age 7-10, with low socioeconomic status) were recruited in experimental group (ADHD-TKD) and control groups (ADHD-control and TD-TKD) to conduct a pre-post intervention assessment by using Stroop Color and Word Test, Number Span Test, Contingency Naming Test, Chinese version of Strengths and Weaknesses of ADHD-symptoms and Normal-behavior, and shortlisted Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function. Results highlighted positive effects of TKD on teacher- and parent-rated attention on ADHD children (particularly boys) and parent-rated inhibition on TD children. Medication also acted as moderator to influence TKD’s effectiveness on participants’ attention. These brought important implications for researchers in future studies and for practitioners to apply TKD to ADHD children (especially boy) and TD children (with weak inhibitory control) for observational attention and inhibition behaviors respectively, and ADHD children with mild symptoms for attention and possibly medication replacement.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectExecutive functions (Neuropsychology)
Attention-deficit-disordered children
Hyperactive children
Tae kwon do
Dept/ProgramEducational Psychology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/278507

 

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dc.contributor.authorFan, Chun Yan-
dc.contributor.author范進忻-
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-10T03:42:00Z-
dc.date.available2019-10-10T03:42:00Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationFan, C. Y. [范進忻]. (2018). Effects of Taekwondo training on executive functions of primary school-aged children with traits of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/278507-
dc.description.abstractEmerging studies have proposed promising effects of physical exercise on symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and executive function (EF). The present preliminary study identified impacts of 12-week community-based traditional taekwondo (TKD), and role of medication on TKD, in affecting attention and three core EFs (inhibition, working memory and cognitive flexibility) of ADHD children. A total of 26 ADHD and 14 typically developing (TD) children (age 7-10, with low socioeconomic status) were recruited in experimental group (ADHD-TKD) and control groups (ADHD-control and TD-TKD) to conduct a pre-post intervention assessment by using Stroop Color and Word Test, Number Span Test, Contingency Naming Test, Chinese version of Strengths and Weaknesses of ADHD-symptoms and Normal-behavior, and shortlisted Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function. Results highlighted positive effects of TKD on teacher- and parent-rated attention on ADHD children (particularly boys) and parent-rated inhibition on TD children. Medication also acted as moderator to influence TKD’s effectiveness on participants’ attention. These brought important implications for researchers in future studies and for practitioners to apply TKD to ADHD children (especially boy) and TD children (with weak inhibitory control) for observational attention and inhibition behaviors respectively, and ADHD children with mild symptoms for attention and possibly medication replacement. -
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subject.lcshExecutive functions (Neuropsychology)-
dc.subject.lcshAttention-deficit-disordered children-
dc.subject.lcshHyperactive children-
dc.subject.lcshTae kwon do-
dc.titleEffects of Taekwondo training on executive functions of primary school-aged children with traits of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Social Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducational Psychology-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.date.hkucongregation2018-
dc.identifier.mmsid991044144890903414-

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