Study of psychological well-being of physical education students of Razi university of Kermanshah

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Zahra Solgi 1 , * , Bahman Saeedipoor 2 , Parvaneh Abdolmaleki 3

1 Dept. of Psychology, Payamenoor University of Islamabad, Islamabad, Iran

2 Dept. of Educational Sciences, Payamenoor University of Islamabad, Islamabad, Iran

3 Education Development Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Solgi Z, Saeedipoor B, Abdolmaleki P. Study of psychological well-being of physical education students of Razi university of Kermanshah, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2009 ; 13(2):e79805.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 13 (2); e79805
Published Online: September 19, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 19, 2009
Accepted: July 07, 2009

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Abstract

Background: Research has indicated that while regular participation in sport can be associated with enhanced physical and emotional well-being it could also result in psychological disorders. This study aimed to determine the status of psychological well-being of physical education students of Razi University of Keramnshah.

Methods: For the purpose of this descriptive cross-sectional study, 176 students (102 males and 74 females) were randomly recruited from all the students of department of physical education. The data collection instrument was a questionnaire with two parts: A- demographic information. B- The general health questionnaire (GHQ) which contained 28 questions. The data was then analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency, central tendency, and standard deviation) as well as inferential statistics (independent t test).

Results: Based on the results, 47.2 percent of those sampled were suspicious of having psychological disorders. Males and females were almost the same in terms of the intensity of the problems.

Conclusion: Based on our results, we recommend that physical education students have the option of selecting fewer physically demanding units for a given semester provided the course outline is organized in a way to allow students to enjoy the less intense units at the same time. To reduce psychological pressure and improve their general well-being, students should be encouraged to get professional support from mental heath facilities such as counseling services and participate in mental health workshops.

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mental health sport university students

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