Lifestyle of football fans: psychological space features

Keywords: football fans; lifestyle; personality; psychological space


 The subjects are 299 men aged 18 to 29 years old among which residents of Ukraine (198 persons) and Poland (101 persons) occupying different positions (lawyers, engineers, economists, managers, managers, specialties, etc). Of the studied Ukrainians - 49 men, and among the investigated Poles, 47 men are directly related to the fan group of their city, that is, they belong to the ultra’s association. The purpose of the work is to determine the structure of the psychological space of a "fan" lifestyle. The methods used: a numerical scaling method to measure the value of "maintaining a favorite team" and comparing it with other values; method "Completeness of sentences"; the technique is aimed at studying the leading lifestyle of Ch. Morris; method of reactive and personality anxiety diagnostics of Ch.D. Spielberger, Yu.L.Hanin; the method of multivariate analysis of personality of R. Kettell (105) form C. The research plan of the intergroup comparison is used to determine the deindividualized, averaged information about the characteristic psychological properties of each group members. The model of the integral psychological space of the lifestyle of men who are involved in football sickening is obtained. Four vectors which collectively create an integral psychological space of stylistic features of football fans are allocated. The psychological content of each of the defined vectors is described. Graphic representation in the form of a three-dimensional model, where the vectors of such axes are the vector of independence, the vector of harmony of life, the vector of inclusion. Conditional zero is a rolled vector of mentality. The psychological space of lifestyle of football fans has been constructed, connections between psychological spaces of different groups of football fans have been determined. The peculiarity of this model is that it allows us to clearly demonstrate the typology of football fans and to clearly distinguish the features of football fans lifestyle.


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Yanovskaya, Y. (2019). Lifestyle of football fans: psychological space features. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 32(2), 36-40.