As part of our research series, we're showcasing some of the research projects produced by both UCFB students and staff members.

For her third-year research project, BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology graduate Chloë Howse investigated the difference in executive function performance between athletes of different sport types, namely basketball, football and rugby union.

Following her research, Chloë drew the following conclusion:

  • Football players performed the slowest on measures of executive function.
  • These differences were attributed to the training styles of the respective sports.
  • No significant differences of accuracy were found.
  • Highlights the influence sport type itself has on executive function measures.
  • Demonstrates how there could be benefits to executive function performance which arise from sports participation.

Click here to view Chloë's full research poster.