OATEN & CHEN (2006)
The goals of the study was to test whether repeated practice of self control could improve strength and make participants less vulnerable to the effects of high academic demand and the second goal was to replicate future findings on world stress. The hypothesis was that self control should become stronger with repeated practice and that management of stress required self regulation and depleted limited regulatory resources. There were 45 participants 7 men and 38 women. general health questionnaire, PSS (Perceived Stress Scale) and GSES ( General Self Efficacy Scale) were used to determine whether the results agreed with the hypothesis. The results showed that there were no significant differences between genders on behavior and that the findings were the same with previous research though it was noted that students who participated over a 2 month period reported improved study habits.
Previous study has shown that women are better at multitasking that men( Killeen et al 2017). It would be interested to see if self control could become stronger in males. The males will be divided into two groups, the experiment group would be asked to do physical self-care activities like household chores, do extra activities while studying. while the control group would be given chores that only deal with their study. The hypothesis would be that men are likely to perform better while doing one task. and men are likely to not perform better when multitasking.The PSS (Perceived Stress scale), questionnaire and report on the test grades would be used to collect data.
Tim Killen, Christopher S. Easthope, Linard Filli, Lilla Lorincz, Miriam Schrafl Altermatt, Peter Brugger,Michael Linnebank. Armin Curt, Bjorn Zorner, Marc Bollinger (2017).
Increasing cognitive load attenuates right arm swing in healthy human walking. R. soc.open sci. 2017 4 160993, DOI10.1098/rsos.160993. Published 25 January 2017.
SMITH ET AL (2003)
The study aimed to assess the role of self efficacy in self management of antiretroviral medications on HIV therapy regimen. The study examined where self management intervention based on feedback of social cognitive theory improves adherence to antiretroviral dosing schedules. 43 participants were randomly selected and given monetary compensation. The study collected data using questionnaires, electronic monitoring of medication, integrated strategies such as daily planners, and keeping diaries and use of support network(family and friend). The results supported the hypothesis that self regulation improves adherence to dosing schedule and that behavior motivation helped patients to develop self-management skills for new drug regimen.
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Physical exercise is a key factor in cardiac rehabilitation programs. This study aimed to find out if planning intervention would improve levels of action. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of two intervention addressing planning and action control on changes in physical exercise in CHD patients To test the hypothesis that coping, planning and action control were significantly higher in the treatment group than the control group, 240 participants between the ages of 31-80 were randomly selected., The method used was through questionnaires, planning subscales (action controlled) by Sniehotta, Schwater et all Two treatments were used. Treatment 1 used a planning booklet while Treatment 2 used planning intervention and diaries. The results supports the hypothesis that both planning and diary interventions enhance physical activity and adherence in cardiac rehabilitation patients who are motivated to do so,