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Studenti, sport i politika
Students, Sport And Politics

Author(s): Veroljub Stanković, Jovan R. Bazić
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу

Summary/Abstract: In the complex process of political socialization, interest in sport is achieved, developed, and altered under the influence of many agents, the most significant of which are: one’s family, peer groups, different sports organizations and associations, large sporting events, direct experience, and so on. The aim of this research was to determine the quantitative and qualitative differences between students in terms of the relationship between politics and sport. The sample consisted of 169 participants (70 males and 99 females), ages 19-20. The attitudes of the students towards the influence of politics on sport were collected by means of a questionnaire based on a Likert scale. The questionnaire consisted of 13 items that were used to evaluate the attitude of students towards: the influence of politics on sport; the role of politicians in sports organizations; and the relationship of athletes towards politics. The obtained data were processed using a nonparametric statistical procedure and following the stan-dardization of the results and the differences between the groups of participants were calculated using a canonical discriminant analysis. It is in the processes of socializa-tion and the construction of political cohesion, through sports activities and because of them, as well as within their mutual influences and conflicts, that the sports culture of a certain society is formed along with different patterns typical of certain political communities.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 843-856
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian