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Olga Gofman1, Alexandra Banayan2, Evgeniia Kiseleva2
  • 1 Saint Petersburg State University, 7/9 Universitetskaya emb., St. Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation
  • 2 Saint-Petersburg scientific-research institute for physical culture, St.-Petersburg, Ligovskiy pr. 56, liter “E”

Mental self-regulation as a resource for maintaining professional health of future teachers in sport and exercise (in Russian)

2023. Vol. 13. No. 2. P. 9–36 [issue contents]
The topic of maintaining professional health at different professionalization stages isextremely relevant, especially in the process of education and preparation for employment, when self-care means are forming. The article presents results of a study of the students’ psychophysiological state and their mental self-regulation skill. Purpose: to explore the mental self-regulation features of future teachers in the field ofsports and exercise based on a comparison of objective and subjective indicators. Study design. Sample: 104 students 17-20 years old, various sports qualifications. Research methods: gas discharge visualization (GDV), galvanic skin response (GSR) and a battery of psychological tests. Findings. 1. Favorable values of the psychophysiological state were determined only in 3% of students, in 53% — average, and in 44% — unfavorable; revealed high rates of mental stress (Background 8.27±6.97, MkSim), low expression of the mental self-regulation skill. 2. A discrepancy betweenthe hardware diagnostics index values and self-report was revealed, which indicates the inability of students to determine their mental state correctly and inability to manage it. 3. Noun barriers of healthy behavior were identified, which occurrence is associated with such individual psychological characteristics as mental self-regulation and self-image. A positive dynamic of changes in subjective ideas about the general state of one’s own health in various time loci was found. 4. The quality of the psychophysiological state is directly related to the state of health in general, ideas about the barriers of healthy behavior, the choice of proactive coping strategies (primarily self-control), self-assessment of the current state and the ability to relax or activate. 5. The predictors of the psychophysiological state were determined: the idea of the health state in general, mental health in the present, coping strategies of self-control and confrontation, the level of awareness about health and the idea of one’s own health state formed in the past. The hypothesis of the study that future physical education teachers involved in sports have a well-defined ability to differentiate their psycho-emotional state and can manage it was not confirmed. Recommendations on the formation of the skill of mental self-regulation are given.

Citation: Gofman O., Banayan A., Kiseleva E. (2023) Psikhicheskaya samoregulyatsiya kak resurs sokhraneniya professional'nogo zdorov'ya [Mental self-regulation as a resource for maintaining professional health of future teachers in sport and exercise]. Organizational Psychology, vol. 13, no 2, pp. 9-36 (in Russian)
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