The influence of physical activity to emotional control of children with intellectual disability

Hou Yee CHAN

Research output: Other contributionHonours Projects (HP)

Abstract

Background: Intellectual Disability (ID), identified as general learning disability and mental retardation. It is also a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder which characterized by severe impairment of intellectual and adaptive functioning. Emotional control is common problem among students with ID. Better emotional control may help students who suffer from ID to improve life quality. Several researches have indicated that physical activity have potential positive impact to mental health of people. Objective: The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between physical activity and emotional control of children with intellectual disability through doing regular physical activity, and the impact of physical activity to emotional control of children with ID. According to the literature, doing physical activity have positive influences on mental health of children with ID. Research methods: This study will obtain the data through asking 53 students (45 boys & 9 girls) with ID from three different special local schools. The content of the questionnaire includes students’ habits of doing physical activity and their emotions. The data will use bivariate correlation in SPSS to analyze. Results: In thus study, statistically significant differences were seen between physical activity and emotional control of children with intellectual disability (p < 0.05). Also, some of the questions showed moderate negative correlation (r < -0.3). Conclusions: The relationship between physical activity and emotional control in children with intellectual disability is proved. However, the design of study is too weak, and influences are small to moderate. In the future, it is important that a high-quality experiment is required to verify the association between children’s physical activity and emotional control in the research. It should include a control experiment to compare the emotional control performance of ID children who engage and not engage in physical activity. It would increase the persuasion of the research.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Alt. title: 長跑對智力障礙學生的情緒控制之影響
  • Alt. title: 長跑對中度智力障礙學生的情緒控制之影響
  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Physical Education) (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B062
  • Course code: PES4903

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