Correction of the Anxiety Level of Students at the Physical Training Classes Using a Complex of Health-Improving Practices
Keywords:university students, physical training (PT), general anxiety, situational anxiety, personal anxiety, health-improving practices.
Background: Modern life realities in the developed countries presuppose an attentive attitude to human
health, and the success of the dynamic development of society greatly depends on the health of young people.
It is them who will have to identify and solve global issues regarding transformation and development
of the state and society in the future. Great difficulties can arise with a change in the teaching time and
regime for students of higher educational institutions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, having moved from
classrooms to isolated flats or houses, students were left without a direct, open opportunity to communicate
with their peer sand teachers. They had to spend a lot of time at a computer and lead a passive lifestyle,
having dramatically changed their usual conditions to self-isolation.
Methodology: The current study has been conducted using methods of pedagogical observation, a
questionnaire and an online testing. The experimental platform for the study was the physical training (PT)
classes at the Russian University of Transport in Moscow. The pedagogical experiment was conducted from
September 2019 till May 2020.
Results: The conducted online testing has shown a significant decline in the indicators of anxiety in the
experimental group (P <0.01) compared with the control group. The results of the current study showed
that the students of the experimental group, being trained according to the methodology developed by
the authors of the current paper, significantly reduced the indicators of situational anxiety on 32.3%, and
personal anxiety on 33.3%. The indicators of situational and personal anxiety among students of the control
group were moderate (mean).
Conclusions: The effect of the combination of volleyball and oriental health-improving practices on the
psycho-emotional state of a person allowed students to reduce the indicators of their situational and general
anxiety, which has confirmed a positive effect of oriental health-improving practices combined with sports
games on health.
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