Effect of depression among taekwondo students and its relationship with negative events due to COVID-19

Keywords: negative events, depression, Taekwondo, COVID-19, university students


Background and Study Aim. The aim of this research was to examine The effect of depression among taekwondo students and its relationship with negative events due to COVID-19 in Mazandaran University. Material and Methods. This research was conducted on the appropriate sample of 116 Taekwondo students from Mazandaran university, being 18-24 years old. The applied measure instruments were - Adolescent Perceived Events Scale, Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire, General Self-Efficacy Scale, Confrontation with Stressing Situation Questionnaire, Social Support Questionnaire, Children's Depression Rating Scale-demonstrated satisfactory reliability. The data was processed using descriptive parameters, Pearson’s correlation coefficient and hierarchy regression analysis & SPSS23 software. Results. Achieved results didn’t show that predictor variables (common automatic thoughts, the sense of general self-efficiency, confrontation strategies and perceived support of family, coach and team peers) are the cause of the common negative events due to COVID-19 and depression relations of Taekwondo students in the middle period of adolescence. Conclusions.  On contrary, the results have emphasized the fact that mutual relations of common negative events and depression of Taekwondo students, in this young category, can be explained using independent variables (unwilling unconscious negative thoughts, confrontation focused on feelings, as well as support of family, coach and team peers).


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Author Biographies

Mohammadbagher Forghani Ozrudi, Department of Physical Education, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University
mohammadbagher.forghani@gmail.com; Young Researchers and Elite Club, Department of Physical Education, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University; Babol, Iran.
Somayeh Faghanpour
Faghanpours@yahoo.com; Young Researchers and Elite Club, Department of Physical Education, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University; Babol, Iran.
Roghayeh Gholampour Goli, Department of Physical Education, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University
s.gholampor876@gmail.com; Master of bachelor, Department of Physical Education, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University; Babol, Iran.
Leonid Podrigalo, Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture
l.podrigalo@mail.ru; Department of Medical Science, Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture; Kharkiv, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Forghani Ozrudi M, Faghanpour S, Gholampour Goli R, Podrigalo L. Effect of depression among taekwondo students and its relationship with negative events due to COVID-19. Physical education of students. 2021;25(1):10-9. https://doi.org/10.15561/20755279.2021.0102