PROFESSIONAL SPORT VALUES IN OPINION OF ST. PETERSBURG AND LENINGRAD REGION RESIDENTS

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Abstract

This article results from pilot sociological study of professional sport values. First, it should be noted that value is a summarized and stable concept of what is desired, which is acquired and gained from experience; it is a tendency of choice and criterion for setting goals and results of an action [1]. According to the definition, in our study the value will be declared in situations, where behavior or action taken to achieve a certain result or goal will demonstrate the very essence of the value and serve as an evaluation criterion for such goal and result. Based on the works of L.I. Lubysheva [2] and fundamental works of N.S. Niyasova [3,4] related to the definition of values in sport and their classifications, we distinguish two categories of values in sport practice: public values and personal values. Public values mean publicly legitimized vision of the image of good and evil, justice, trust, honesty, etc. Personal values are the intrinsic subjective vision of the legitimization, which is expressed in invariant form of the general human experience. Based on this, we distinguish their specific forms in these value categories. Values such as valeological value, entertaining value, international business networking value, and indicator of nation’s potential may be referred to the specific forms of public values in sports. These specific forms are components of public values, because they affect all social institutes in general. Specific categories of personal values include: educational value, value of gaining fame, achievement of the best of his/her physical capabilities, gaining income. This group of values is related to personal, intersubjective qualities of sport practices, which are, undoubtedly, of social importance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTHEORY AND PRACTICE OF PHYSICAL CULTURE
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • professional sport
  • values
  • pilot sociological study
  • public values
  • personal values.

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