Purpose. The aim of the study was to investigate the social competence (SC) and emotional intelligence (EI) of future physical education (PE) teachers after targeted psychological training. Methods. PE university students completing their bachelor’s (28 third-year students) and master’s degrees (31 first-year students) were recruited and divided into an experimental and control group. The participants completed a questionnaire assessing SC and EI. The experimental group then participated in a series of psychological workshops (four 8-hour sessions) that included Video Interaction Training and interpersonal training. The questionnaire was again administered immediately and 6 months after the workshops were completed. Results. The indicators of SC and EI were significantly higher in experimental group in both post-workshop time points. No increases were observed in the control group. Conclusions. The results justify the inclusion of interactive psychological courses in the curricula of future PE teachers.
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