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Table 4 Correlation coefficients associated with each outcome and each outdoor activity

From: A citizen science study of short physical activity breaks at school: improvements in cognition and wellbeing with self-paced activity

Outdoor activityOutcomeAlertnessInhibition adjVerbal WMVisual-spatial WMFitness
rp valuerp valuerp valuerp valuerp value
Self-paced activityAffect0.570.000− 0.010.5950.070.0000.020.3240.030.201
Alertness  0.010.7270.050.0080.010.7960.050.041
Inhibition adj    − 0.030.0670.060.001− 0.010.805
Verbal WM      − 0.050.0050.010.845
Visual-spatial WM        − 0.030.199
Bleep testAffect0.530.000− 0.030.2290.100.000− 0.030.2230.040.060
Alertness  − 0.020.3320.050.0260.030.1650.010.675
Inhibition adj    − 0.080.0010.040.0610.000.950
Verbal WM      − 0.090.0000.020.337
Visual-spatial WM        − 0.010.706
Control activityAffect0.510.0000.010.6460.060.006− 0.000.8590.010.851
Alertness  0.010.5340.040.056− 0.050.041− 0.040.162
Inhibition adj    − 0.070.0020.040.0770.010.674
Verbal WM      − 0.050.0220.050.083
Visual-spatial WM        0.030.252
  1. Inhibition adj inhibition reaction time adjusted for errors, Verbal WM verbal working memory: total number of words, Visual-spatial WM visual-spatial working memory: actual adjusted for optimum, Fitness age-corrected VO2 max