Self-Confidence as a Prerequisite for the Mental Health of Young Men in Physical Education Classes
Based on a theoretical analysis, it has been established that self-confidence affects the mental health of students and their emotional well-being. Self-confidence is a positive integrated attitude towards one's own capabilities, which is caused by the peculiarities of personal development, the formation of self-awareness, the overcoming of the dependence of the individual on external determination, the coordination of the I-real and I-ideal. Instead, the reason for the formation of self-doubt and depressive personality disorders is the predominance of inhibition processes over excitation processes, which leads to the formation of a «inhibitory personality», unable to openly express their feelings, desires and needs. The following characteristics of the mentally healthy and self-confident personality are defined: openness, nonverbal communication, faith in own forces, spontaneous expression of feelings, self-realization «here and now». Systematic physical education encourages students not only to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also develop the ability to adequately assess the capabilities of their personality; form confidence in themselves and their physical and moral strengths; promote the ability to build a positive emotional connection in cooperation with partners in physical culture activities; develop the ability to manage their experiences and negative emotional states. It is established that the majority of respondents have an average level of self-confidence, which manifests itself in moderate expression of determination and perseverance. High school students of this level are quite balanced in defining their goals and the means with which they intend to achieve their goals. It is noted that in the process of physical education students have an interest and habit to systematically perform physical exercises, develop moral and volitional qualities: courage, perseverance, discipline, mutual assistance, self-confidence and their capabilities, and the like.
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