The Effect Of Caffeine Consumption On Attention: An Experiment Conducted on Psychology Students in Indonesia
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- Attention; Caffeine; Experiment; Stroop Test
Caffeine, which contains a psychoactive substance that has a stimulating effect, plays a part in societal lifestyle, as well as being part of college students’ lifestyle. College students often consume caffeine during the night and morning to help them improve their attention and performance in doing assignments and attending classes. This study aims to see whether there is a significant effect of caffeine consumption on the attention of college students. This research used an experimental method with an analysis of covariance control group design. Respondents were first-year students of the Faculty of Psychology, Atma Jaya Catholic University in Indonesia (N = 36). They were divided into two groups: an experimental group and a control group, with the experimental group consuming caffeine. Convenience sampling technique and randomization procedure were used to assign participants into experimental and control groups. To measure attention, oral Stroop Test was used after the administration of caffeine. The research also controlled participants' sleep duration using statistical control techniques (ANCOVA). The experimental result shows that caffeine has no impact on the level of attention after controlling sleep duration of the participants.
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TY - CONF AU - Vanessa Arieputri AU - Virginia Hanny AU - Nicolas Kenji AU - Devy Permana PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - The Effect Of Caffeine Consumption On Attention: An Experiment Conducted on Psychology Students in Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the Universitas Indonesia International Psychology Symposium for Undergraduate Research (UIPSUR 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 15 EP - 20 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.3 DO - 10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.3 ID - Arieputri2018/07 ER -