Psychosocial characteristics of football (soccer) fans as the subjects of globalization community



This paper is dedicated to the study of the socio-psychological traits of a personality of a particular community, in such a social movement as that of football fans that constitutes, from our point of view, one type of global community. In the course of empirical research the researchers carried out a comparative analysis of the experimental (football fans) and control groups on indicators of: intellectual level, adaptive capacity, characteristics of interpersonal relationships, level of aggression and latent extremism, whose results show a statistically significant differences in all these parameters between the two study groups. The representatives of the subculture of football fans are characterized by: medium to low levels of nonverbal intelligence, poor family relations, a tendency toward passivity and dependency in interpersonal interaction, along with hostility and aggression, the inability to manage their feelings, social tension and contentiousness.

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Keywords: global community, psycho-social characteristics of personality, precondition of the occurrence of the individual in the community, community as an environment of personality development

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Skvortsova E.V. Psychosocial characteristics of football (soccer) fans as the subjects of globalization community . Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2011. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 79–87. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Elena V. Skvortsova, PhD in Psychology, Cand. Sci. in Psychology, Associate Professor, First Vice-Chancellor, Zhukovsky Municipal Institute, Russia, e-mail:



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