HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 55 no. 1 (2024)

The Impact of Taekwondo Training on Psychological Health and Anti-Frustration Ability of College Students

Wei Kang | Lorna A. Espeso | Nea A. Sualog

Discipline: Psychology and Health



Taekwondo, a traditional Korean martial art, has gained popularity worldwide and is recognized for its physical and mental benefits. This study investigates the influence of Taekwondo training on the psychological health and anti-frustration ability of college students. The primary aim is to examine how participation in Taekwondo classes affects the psychological well-being and antifrustration ability of college students. This study utilized a pre-post intervention design, employing the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-20) and the Connor Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) to assess participants’ psychological health and resilience before and after Taekwondo training. Participants completed pretraining assessments, underwent a structured Taekwondo training program, and completed post-training assessments. Quantitative analysis compared pre- and post-training scores to determine any significant differences. Initial findings reveal a significant correlation between Taekwondo training and improved psychological health indicators, such as reduced anxiety and increased self-esteem. Moreover, participants demonstrate enhanced resilience in coping with academic and personal challenges. Taekwondo training emerges as a promising intervention for enhancing college students’ psychological health and anti-frustration ability. By promoting physical fitness, self-discipline, and stress management techniques, Taekwondo fosters a holistic approach to well-being.


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