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Title: Biological lifestyle factors in adult distance education: Predicting cognitive and learning performance
Authors: Gijselaers, Jérôme
Keywords: learning performance
cognitive performance
learning
cognition
physical activity
nutrition
sedentary behavior
sleep
caffeine
omega-3
breakfast
sleep duration
chronotype
sleep quality
distance education
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Gijselaers, H. J. M. (2015). Biological lifestyle factors in adult distance education: Predicting cognitive and learning performance (Doctoral dissertation). Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen.
Abstract: The aim of this dissertation was to explore the characteristics of different student groups (i.e., successful, non-successful, and non-starting). The second aim was to examine whether biological lifestyle factors (e.g. physical activity, sleep, and nutrition) predicted learning performance. Third, it aimed to investigate whether these biological lifestyle factors predicted cognitive performance, as this can be a predictor for learning in traditional education. The final aim was to determine whether a possible relation between the biological lifestyle factors and learning performance was mediated by executive functions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/8663
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