only participated in 60 minutes of PA a week and had an 86 percent rating. Furthermore, one study looked at how PA domains played a role in increasing academic performance while also looking at how confident and motivated they were in the academic setting for the classroom. As a result of the statistically significant p value of 0.001, it conveys that students who participated in PA on a regular basis seem to have higher confidence levels when trying to do their best in the classroom setting. Two of the articles examined show factual information in their studies with PA increasing the academic performance in children, but because there were so many variables in the study, there was no significance found in their studies. Discussion Physical activity has been proven to improve brain stimulation, brain volume, blood volume, and executive functions; these aspects all play a significant role in improving the academic performance in children ages five to seventeen. Although PA is known to help improve academic performance, there are still plenty of children across the world that is physically inactive and overweight. The results from the eight articles reviewed provide concrete evidence that PA has a direct correlation to improving one’s academic performance. As researchers continue to explore the way PA improves academic performance in children, future
THE IMPROVEMENT OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE BASED OFF 15 studies should focus more on examining what type of PA works best with improving a child’s academic performance. Furthermore, upcoming studies should also look into how much time should be spent on PA to get the greatest benefit when trying to improve the child’s brain development, ultimately impacting their academic performance. A few limitations in the eight articles reviewed were the lack of random selection when trying to get participants for the study. Another limitation in one of the studies was time; they were only able to test students during the school year. As for the delimitations, they focused on only examining children in all of the same grades and ranging in the ages of six to seventeen. All studies also used the same teacher that taught in the classroom to administer any type of PA that would be performed by the participants; this would ensure the level of experience of PA from administrator to administrator.
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