Dr.Hab., Professor V.G. Shilko1
Dr.Med. T.A. Shilko1
PhD, Associate Professor Е.S. Potovskaya1
1National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk
The article reports data of a questionnaire survey of the NI TSU students from 20 departments and institutes of the university. The first- to third-year students were requested to rate in percentage terms their habitual stress control practices, the responses being classified by academic years, gender and physical training/ sporting activities. The survey found that the female respondents were more prone to make resort to rehabilitative sleep, reading and family support; while male respondents preferred physical practices, delicious food, entertainments, information technologies and sex. On the whole, the above stress control practices were reportedly higher preferred by the students majoring in volleyball than by their peers from the Body Conditioning (GPC) division. It should be noted with conservative optimism that alcohol and smoking were among the least reported anti-stressors, whilst narcotics and other psychotropic agents were not mentioned at all.
Keywords: stress mitigation, questionnaire survey, physical education.
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