Keywords : Mental Health
Mental health and its relationship to activity and physical performance among students of the Police Academy
Al-Rafidain Journal For Sport Sciences,
2021, Volume 24, Issue 73 syppl, Pages 23-32
The police are the backbone of protecting Iraq from the inside, and its fortified shield and its trustworthy guard provides men and money to protect its land from the inside. You find it in peace. It helps the citizen with natural disasters, forums and events.
Mental health and physical fitness are the basic components of police workers and are considered as an important elements to maintain the policeman’s health and physical competence so that he can perform his field duty to the fullest, as it provides him with safety, ability to act, speed of movement and endurance, especially under conditions that require hard or continuous work, whether in the field. Military or offices.
Therefore, the research problem lies in the study of mental health and its relationship to the physical performance of police academy
The study aimed to:
1- Identify the mental health values of the research sample.
2- Knowing the values of activity and physical performance of the research sample.
3- Identify the relationship between mental health and physical performance in the research sample.
The researchers assumed the existence of a significant correlation between mental health and physical performance in the research sample.
The researchers used the descriptive approach to suit the nature of the problem and the objectives of the research.
The research sample was chosen randomly, represented by students of the Police Academy in Al-Muthanna Governorate, whose number is (50) students out of 250 students, so their percentage from the community = (20%).
The two researchers used the tests (endurance of arms strength - transition velocity - endurance test) and the mental health scale, as the translated and codified mental health scale was approved by Abdulaziz Musa from Al-Quds University, which contains 90 paragraphs and its keys are five-pointed (Likred scale) with the highest value The scale has 450 degrees and the lowest value of the scale is 90 degrees, noting that the scale has degrees of validity, stability and objectivity, and the scale keys are
(Always - often - sometimes - rarely - never)
The two researchers conducted the tests with the help of the working team over two days:
The first day: A mental health scale was distributed and a speed and strength test was conducted.
The second day was an endurance test.
After collecting the data and treating them statistically, the researchers concluded
1- The research sample enjoys good mental health.
2- There is a correlation between mental health and physical performance.
So the researchers recommend
1- Paying attention to mental health with its direct impact on physical fitness.
2- Conducting similar studies on other physical and motor abilities.
3- Preparing concepts to improve mental health, as it is one of the important factors for physical numbers.