Funciones cognitivas, satisfacción con la vida y capacidad aeróbica en universitarios
Ángel Bocanegra, E., Botache Martínez, K. & Vega Marín, N.P. (2019). Funciones cognitivas, satisfacción con la vida y capacidad aeróbica en universitarios. Universidad Santo Tomás. Bogotá, Colombia
reponame:Repositorio Institucional Universidad Santo Tomás
instname:Universidad Santo Tomás
Ángel Bocanegra, Esthefanía
Botache Martínez, Katherin
Vega Marín, Natalia Paola
The main objective of this research is to determine the relation between the current state of Cognitive Functions (CF), Aerobic Capacity (AC) and Satisfaction with Life (SV) in University students. The sample consisted of 88 young adults, 51 men and 37 women, aged between 18 and 25 years, from a University of Bogotá, Colombia. The election of the sample was chosen through a non-probabilistic sampling, for which the application of an interview and the Par-Q was carried out, in addition to taking into account the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Then, instruments such as the MoCA Test, were applied to evaluate Cognitive Functions (Crombach's Alpha: 077, Reliability: 0.84), Rockport Fitness Walking Test to measure the Aerobic capacity (Confidence: 95%), and the SWLS to calculate the Satisfaction with Life (Validity: 0.658, Reliability: 0.68). After collecting the data, the statistical program SPSS was used for the analysis. In first place, the results showed that the participants presented a slight cognitive deterioration, in spite of performing physical activity. On the other hand, not only people classified with a good aerobic capacity, have high scores in Satisfaction with life, but also they suggest that women present better satisfaction to comparison of men. Based on the statisticals tests used, there is a linear significant association among CF and SL, which mean that by increasing Cognitive Functions, Satisfaction with people’s Life in increases. At the same time, the results reveal that it’s not possible to find a relationship neither between CF and AC, nor among SL and AC in young adults.