Journal of
Physical Education and Sport Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Phys. Educ. Sport Manag.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6486
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPESM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 75

Full Length Research Paper

A consideration of the relationship between fitness and mental preparation of non-athlete and athlete students in Alame Tabatabae`i University, Iran

Habib Honari1, Akbar Heidary2*, Mahdi Moradi1 and Afsane Emami3
  1Department of Physical Education, Allame Tabatabae`i University, Tehran, Iran. 2Department of Physical Education, Tehran University, Iran. 3Department of Physical Education, University of Zanjan, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 April 2011
  •  Published: 30 June 2011



The present study tries to investigate the relationship between physical fitness and psychological fitness of male and female student athletes and non athletes of Allameh Tabatabae`i University in Tehran. To do so, here, descriptive and correlation research methods as well as field study were taken into account. Our statistical population were 100 students at Allameh Tabatabae`i University that were selected randomly. Fitness tests included modified sit-up, modified pull-up, vertical jump, 4.9 shuttle run, 45 and 800 m run and (SASI Psych) was used to test mental preparation. This test consisted of six labels as motivation, focus, self-esteem, control levels of psychological (stress), mental imaging and goal selection. In addition, each label, in turn, encompassed 10 questions. Descriptive statistics was used to describe the status of subjects and their mental preparation scores and the Pearson correlation test was used as part of the inferential statistics.


Key words: Physical fitness, mental preparation, physical activity, mental health, mental skills.