|（Depatment of Physical Education，Huaiyin Normal University，Huaian 223001，China）
Abstract: To explore the effects of participation in a physical education programme based on the basic theory of emotional modulation on state anxiety and physical self-concept of female junior high school students. 40 female junior middle school students volunteered to participate in this study and were randomly assigned to experimen-tal(n=20) or control(n=20). The experimental group participated in a physical education programme based on the basic theory of emotional modulation three times per week for ten weeks .During this period, the control group did not participate in any regular physical activity programme. The State-Trait Anxiety Scale(STAI) and Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ) were administered to participants before, in the middle, and after the ten week treatment. Participants in the experimental group improved more in physical activity, coordination, sport competence and flexibility subscales of physical self-concept than the control group. In addition, there was a sig-nificant reduction in trait anxiety scores of participants in the experimental group in comparison to the control group. A ten-week physical education programme based on emotional modulation was effective in reducing state anxiety and strengthening the physical self-perceptions of female junior school students.
Key words: exercise psychology；emotional modulation；physical education teaching；physical concept