Running Head: GLUCOSE IMPROVES LISTENING SPAN 1
Jarvis Brookins, Kim Leeds, Andreana Doyle, The School of Professional Counseling,
Lindsey Wilson College. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed
to Kim Leeds, 1119 Forest Avenue, Maysville, Kentucky 41056. Email:
This article review will discuss how glucose levels affect scores on a listening span test. Researchers use students who have fasted overnight and not ate breakfast in comparison to scores after initial test to the students drinking a glass of orange juice or a placebo drink.
Keywords: glucose, placebo, listening span, performance
Drinking glucose improves listening span in students who miss breakfast
This study was conducted to see the consequences for listening comprehension by examining the effects of a glucose drink on performance. The researchers predicted a hypothesis. The hypothesis being that listening span will be sensitive to glucose consumption. Students who fasted overnight would improve after drinking a glucose drink, where the placebo drink would not improve performance after fasting. The hypothesis was supported. There was an alternate/ research hypothesis used in this study. The independent variable was the glucose and the placebo that was being used in the study. It also shows that there was a difference between the two groups being tested. The numbers show that the glucose level was higher when real sugar drinks were being used. The data was collected by physical measures. They took a convenience sampling of eighty A- level students from two colleges. Within the sample there were 44 males and 36 females. The participants were asked to report to a specific room at 9 a.m. No more than 10 were in each room within a particular college. They were...
References: MORRIS, N. and SARLL, P. (2001). ‘Drinking glucose improves listening span in students who miss breakfast’, Educational Research, 43, 201-207.
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