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Volume 179, 20232023 6th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2023)
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|Social Science and Cognitive Psychoanalysis
|14 December 2023
The Correlation between Mental Health and Physical Education Instruction in Higher Education Institutions
Beijing Sport University, 48 Information Road, Haidian District, 100084, Beijing
* Corresponding author: Charle0606@163.com
This study investigates the impact of physical exercise on the psychological well-being of university students. Utilizing a sample from Beijing Sport University, the research employed a questionnaire-based approach, targeting both sports and non-sports students. A total of 800 questionnaires were distributed, with 765 valid responses received. The participants were divided into four sports categories: basketball, football (soccer), tennis, and swimming. Two of these sports were team-based (basketball and football), while the other two were individual sports. The intensity of all exercises was moderate, and the study spanned over a period of two months. Psychological well-being was assessed using the Symptom Self-Assessment Scale (SCL-90), a reliable and valid instrument. Preliminary findings suggest that moderate exercise, especially within a duration of 30-60 minutes, significantly enhances psychological health. However, excessive exercise beyond 60 minutes showed a gradual decline in mental health scores. Gender differences were also observed, with male students exhibiting higher exercise intensity than their female counterparts. The study underscores the importance of moderate physical activity for mental health and calls for personalized sports guidance based on gender preferences.
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