Lviv Polytechnic National University
Ukrainian State Employment Service Training Institute
Lviv Polytechnic National University
PDF 9-22


cognitive behavioral approach
physical health

How to Cite



The article is devoted to the research of cognitive-behavioral approach implementation specifics in psychological consulting aimed at physical health competence development. The purpose was revealed as well as the main notions of social-cognitive approach that was elaborated by A. Bandura and further on developed by the representatives of his school. In particular, the main notions were reviewed such as: self-efficiency, acquired self-helplessness, control scale, competence. According to A. Bandura the notion of self-efficacy means individual confidence in themselves and ability to execute certain activity. Meanwhile acquiring self-efficacy can be done the following ways:  ability to develop behavior, experience, verbal opinions, and emotional state. The comparative analysis of the notions ‘competence’ and ‘competency’ was done. The conclusion was drawn that the notion of ‘competence’ means individual ability to efficiently perform some activity, such as confidence in oneself and one’s capabilities to do some activity, but the notion of ‘competency’ means the level of the capability implementation. The cognitive-behavioral approach (A. Beck, A. Ellis) was validated, the working model for psychological problem with the help of cognitive behavioral scheme. Within the cognitive behavioral approach the essence of the competency amounts to the set of the following components: cognitive, emotional, and behavioral. The analysis of the notions ‘physical health’ and ‘physical health competence’ was done. It was shown the experimental research results aimed at individual physical heath competence development.  The research result comparison of the development level of physical health competence before the beginning and after the end of experimental research tell us about the increase in amount of people under study with the high level of self-efficacy in actions focused on physical health self-improvement. The conclusion was made that cognitive behavioral approach implementation is effective for physical health competence development.

PDF 9-22


Abramson, L. Y., Seligman, M. E. P. & Teasdale, J. D. (1978) Learnеd helplessness in humans: Critique and reformulation. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. № 87. Р. 49–74.

Ashby, W. R. (1947) Principles of the Self-Organizing Dynamic System. Journal of General Psychology. № 37. P. 125-128.

Bandura, A. (1992) Social cognitive theory and social referencing. S. Feinman (Ed.). Social referencing and the social construction of reality in infancy. New York.Plenum. P. 175–208.

Bandura, А. (1986) Social foundations of thought and action: a social cognitive theory. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-815614-5.

Beck, A. T. (1976) Cognitive therapy and the emotional disorders. American Book. 356 p.

Chepyga, M. & Chepyga, S. (2006) Health and intelligence stimulation. Kyiv. Znannya. 347 p.

Delamare, Le Deist F. & Winterton, J. (2005) What Is Competence? Human Resource Development International. Vol. 8. (No. 1). P. 27–46.

Ellis, A. & MacLaurin, K. (2008) Rational emotional behavioral therapy. Translation from English. Rostov-on-Don: Phoenix, 160 p.

Fox, N. A. & Calkins, D. (2003) The development of self-control of emotion: Intrinsic and extrinsic influence. Motivation and Emotion. 27 (1). Р. 7–26.

Gross, J. R. & Thompson, R. (2007) Emotion regulation: Conceptual foundations. Handbook of Emotion Regulation. New York: Guilford Press. 3–24.

Melnyk, Y. (2019) The influence of educational, physical cultural and healthy work on the formation of the health culture of master's students Journal of Physical Education and Sport, Vol 19 (Supplement issue 1), Art 33, 219–226.

Murza, V. (1991) Physical exercises and health. Kyiv. Zdorov’ya. 352 p.

Rotter, J. B. (1978) Generalized expectancies for problem solving and psychotherapy. Cognitive Therapy and Research. Vol. 2. P. 1–10.

Schippmann, J.S., Ash, R.A., Battista, M. et al. (2000) The practice of competency modeling. Personnel Psychology. 53(3). P. 703–740.

Snyadanko, I. (2016) Polytechnic university student preparation psychology for future professional administrative activity. Monograph. Kyiv-Lviv. 462 p.

Spencer L. M., McClelland, D. C. & Kelner, S. (1998) Competency Assessment Methods: History and State of the Art. MA: Hay/McBer. – Boston. P. 384-405.

Ziering, D. (2006) Personal helplessness in students: psychological content of structural components. Bulletin SUSU. Series. Education. Healthcare. Physical education. Issue. 8. № 9 (64). P. 17–21.

Zimnyaya, I. (2004) Key competences as result-centered basis for competence approach in education. Moscow. page 40. – Available at:

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright Notice

Articles in the Psychological Journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. For more detailed information, please, fallow the link -