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Alekseev M.V., Bokuleva E.S., Feofanov V.V., Davydov M.V. Assessment of stress resistance of students-athletes of various specializations and students who do not play sports

DOI: 10.34835/issn.2308-1961.2020.12.p324-327
Assessment of stress resistance of students-athletes of various specializations and students who do not play sports
Mark Vyacheslavovich Alekseev, the teacher, Elena Sergeevna Bokuleva, the senior teacher, Vladimir Vladimirovich Feofanov, the senior teacher, Maksim Vasilievich Davydov, the senior teacher, Baltic State Technical University "Voenmeh" named after D.F. Ustinov, St. Petersburg

One of the most common types of affects these days is stress. In recent years, stress tolerance has become one of the priority areas of psychological research of human activity in extreme conditions. However, professional sports, in turn, place high demands on the human psyche. The purpose of the study: to conduct the comparative analysis of the stress resistance of the students-athletes of various specializations and students who do not play sports. Organization of research. The study involved three groups of students from The Baltic state technical University named after D. F. Ustinov: non-sports students, power sports students, and basketball players. In the course of our work, we applied the self-assessment test of stress tolerance (S. Cohen and G. Willianson) and the test "How effectively do you cope with stress?" (K. Schreiner). Research result. The first group of students has an average stress tolerance score of 18.1, which corresponds to a satisfactory level on the scale of S. Cohen and G. Willianson, the second group – 7.8, and has a good level, the third group corresponds to an excellent level (2.9 points). Students who are not involved in professional sports have an average test score of 6.6, which corresponds to the average level. Student-athletes showed a high level according to K. Schreiner (indicators – 2.6 and 1.4). Conclusions. According to the results of the study, it was concluded that student athletes significantly have a higher level of stress tolerance (p < 0.01) and more effectively cope with stress (p < 0.05) than students who do not play sports. In addition, the Cohen and Willianson test revealed significant differences between basketball players and power sports students (p < 0.05), which indicates a higher stress tolerance of representatives of team sports.
Keywords: stress, stress tolerance, athletes' stress tolerance, student sports.
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