The Exercises and Memory in the Secondary Schoolchildren

  • Damian Petcu Ovidius University of Constanta, Constanta
  • Diana Victoria Gidu Ovidius University of Constanta, Constanta
Keywords: exercise fromphysical education class, mathematical and humanistic memory, secondary schoolchildren


The purpose of the work was to study if the exercise from physical education classhave or not positive effects in the memory of the secondary schoolchildren. For that, 97 schoolchildren between 11 and 15 years old were tested. These tests aimed at determining the quality of memory by two types of tasks: a mathematical one, and a humanistic one. The tests were performed both, before and after the physical education class. In order to assess the level of the physical demand, the heart rate was recorded during the class.

The effort from physical education class has no disruptive effect on the mathematical memory [p<0.05]. On the humanistic type of memory the effects were null in boys and girls over 13 years old, while in girls under 13 years old, the effects were negative [p<0.05].


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How to Cite
Petcu, D., & Gidu, D. V. (2020). The Exercises and Memory in the Secondary Schoolchildren. LUMEN Proceedings, 12, 302-308.