Are Individuals Who Engage in More Frequent Self-Regulation Less Susceptible to Mental Fatigue?

  • Martin K
  • Thompson K
  • Keegan R
  • et al.
N/ACitations
Citations of this article
14Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
Get full text

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate whether individuals who engage in more frequent self-regulation are less susceptible to mental fatigue. Occupational cognitive demand and participation in sports or exercise were quantified as activities requiring self-regulation. Cardiorespiratory fitness was also assessed. On separate occasions, participants either completed 90 min of an incongruent Stroop task (mental exertion condition) or watched a 90-min documentary (control condition). Participants then completed a cycling time-to-exhaustion (physical endurance) test. There was no difference in the mean time to exhaustion between conditions, although individual responses varied. Occupational cognitive demand, participation in sports or exercise, and cardiorespiratory fitness predicted the change in endurance performance ( p = .026, adjusted R 2 = .279). Only cognitive demand added significantly to the prediction ( p = .024). Participants who reported higher levels of occupational cognitive demand better maintained endurance performance following mental exertion.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Martin, K., Thompson, K. G., Keegan, R., & Rattray, B. (2019). Are Individuals Who Engage in More Frequent Self-Regulation Less Susceptible to Mental Fatigue? Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 41(5), 289–297. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2018-0222

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free