Survey of interrelation between qigong, I-23 factors of intelligence and personality in young people

Author: Liu Tianjun 1//Zhang Li 1//Pan Keliang 2//Wang Fanglin 2//Wu Liuzhen 2
Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China [1] //Qigong Research Section, Shaanxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xianyang 712083, China [2]
Conference/Journal: 2nd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1993
Other: Pages: 95 , Word Count: 190

The aim of the experiment is to survey if qigong gives influence on factors of intelligence and personality of young people. Method: The experiment surveyed two groups of students in the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine who had done qigong exercise or not during one year with the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM) and Edwards' Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) for two times.

Result: As to SPM, the difference of scores between the two groups were not remarkable whether from self-contrast survey of EPPS of the group who had not practised qigong. The scores of the third item (ORD) were higher obviously (first time 13.181±4.838, second time 15.394±3.733, p<0.05). The seventh item (INT) was lower remarkably (first time16.788±5.561, second time 14.697±3.748, P<O.05). The difference of other surveys were not remarkable.

Discussion: According to the survey of SPM, it shows that qigong can' t influence the logic thinking capacity of young people. As to the survey of EPPS, the second group was higher in ORD and lower in INT but the first group did not make such changes. It shows that qigong can stabilize some factors of personality of young people.