Impact of Taekwondo Practice on Self-Esteem in adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Abdelmottaleb Kadri, Fairouz Azaiez Azaiez
2021 Scholarena Journal of Case Reports  
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD is defined as a persistent mode of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that interferes with adolescent functional processing. The real benefits of Takwondo practice are mental rather than physical. Taekwondo integrates Poomsae to focus, release energy and to achieve the unity of executive function. This study aimed to investigate whether Taekwondo practice improves the self-esteem of adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
more » ... revious research has not examined the potential relationship between physical activity interventions and psychological domains of adolescents with ADHD. The aim of this study was to inquire the impacts of one and a half year Taekwondo (TKD) intervention on cognitive function in adolescents with ADHD. The data obtained on the general self-esteem subscale reveals the presence of significant differences according to the TKD group (F = 19.4±2.6, P <0,001) and measurement times (F = 14.0±2.2, P < 0.001). An interaction effect is also noted (F = 15.7, P <0.001) (Large ES = 2.53 [95% CI 2.6 to -2.2]). Comparisons between the TKD and control groups at baseline reveal significant differences by Cooper Smith's test SEI. In statistical analysis, we concluded the following results: There is significant increase in Total self-esteem for TKD group (35.5±5.1 P <0,001) (21.2±3.8 P <0,001). (Large ES = -5.63 [95% CI -5.1 to -3.8]). Practitioners should implement martial art program in their general plan to favorably influence attention and health.
doi:10.18875/2375-7043.8.105 fatcat:h4exykyevfevzcftdwlpb6eeke