The Influence of Physical Exercise on College Students’ Mental Health from The Perspective of Political Education


  • Yian Wang School of Marxism, Harbin normal university, Harbin, China & School of Marxism, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China
  • Mengmeng Liu Marxism Department, Inner Mongolia Preschool Education College for the Nationalities, Erdos, China
  • Kun Hou School of Marxism, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China
  • Wenjun Ouyang School of Economics and Management, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Wuhan, China


Political Education Perspective; Physical Exercise; College Students’ Mental Health; Influence.


This study examines the impact of parental support and course teachers on students' physical exercise behavior. It aims to provide insights for improving the physical education curriculum and enhancing its effectiveness. The purpose of using a Political education perspective in guiding physical education in colleges and universities is to assess the influence of physical education on college students' mental health and provide relevant information for physical education programs in these institutions. A random sampling method was used to survey 1000 college students in A City. The mental health of college students was assessed using the List 90 (SCL-90) developed by L.R. Derogatis, and their physical performance was evaluated using the Physical Performance Test (par-3) conducted by Liang Deqing and colleagues. The results were analysed. Statistically significant differences were found between the experimental and control groups in compulsion, interpersonal relationships, depression, hostility, fear, disorder, and emotion. Physical exercise showed a strong correlation of 91.7% with college students' mental health. By analysing the disparities, it is evident that various forms of physical education exert distinct impacts on mental well-being. The Political education perspective positively influences the guidance of college students' physical exercise. Regular physical exercise significantly benefits the overall health of college students, with a notable emphasis on its positive impact on their mental well-being. Firstly, broaden the scope of the study population and enhance the diversity of the research sample. While there is a substantial body of research on exercise behaviour among college students and adults, there is a scarcity of studies focusing on exercise behaviour among middle school children, particularly in the middle school age group. This study will contribute to the research field of exercise behaviour and expand the research group's scope. Secondly, interdisciplinary research. Physical exercise behaviour is a concern in both physical education and sociology. Children's mental health issues involve multiple disciplines, including psychology, sociology, economics, and demographics. Combining the two requires interdisciplinary knowledge to explain mechanisms and influencing factors comprehensively and reasonably.




How to Cite

Yian Wang, Mengmeng Liu, Kun Hou, & Wenjun Ouyang. (2024). The Influence of Physical Exercise on College Students’ Mental Health from The Perspective of Political Education. Revista De Psicología Del Deporte (Journal of Sport Psychology), 33(1), 270–278. Retrieved from