Effects of chronic aerobic exercises on cognitive flexibility, cognitive emotion regulation (self and other blame) of anxious female students aged 10 to 12 in Ahvaz city.

Poster Presentation
Paper ID : 1831-SSRC
اداره آموزش و پرورش
Understanding the nature, causes, management and prevention of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents has been the focus of researchers for the past 30 years. Before this time the main focus was on school refusal and specific phobias, it is now clear that children and adolescents experience a full range of anxiety disorders in very similar ways as adults, and that anxiety disorders in childhood can be a lifelong mental health struggle. for this reason, psychologists try to find different treatment methods that lead to effective recovery and almost without side effects.The aim of the current research was the effect of chronic aerobic exercises on cognitive flexibility, cognitive regulation of emotion in anxious female students aged 10-12 in Ahvaz city. The statistical population included all 10-12-year-old female students with anxiety disorders in Ahvaz. The research sample consisted of 30 female students aged 10 to 12 with anxiety disorder who were purposefully selected and randomly assigned to two groups (15 experimental and 15 control). The research method was a clinical trial with a pre-test and post-test type with a control group. To collect data, the anxiety disorder questionnaire by Spess et al. (2003), the flanker test (cognitive flexibility) by Erikson and Eriksen (1974), and the cognitive regulation of emotion questionnaire by Garnevsky et al. (2002) were used. 16 sessions of chronic aerobic exercises were performed for the experimental group.The method of data analysis was descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation and inferential statistics of univariate and multivariate covariance analysis. The results showed that chronic aerobic exercise has an effect on cognitive flexibility (P = 0.05 and F = 37.91), self-blame (P = 0.05 and F = 85.12) and other blame (P = 0.05 and F = 0.69). F = 107), female students with anxiety disorder was effective. The results of the research showed that chronic aerobic exercises improve cognitive flexibility, self-blame and others in female students with anxiety disorders.