Experimental Study of the Influence of Self-realization of Students in Sports Activities on the Tendency to Cyber Dependence in University Education Context



Recently the problem of Internet addiction among young people has become global. Staying in cyberspace entails a series of risks: electronic, content, communication, consumer and Internet addiction risks. In this view the society's need to provide preventive measures to protect the Internet environment from risks is being updated. The study on the severity of Internet addiction in students (conducted on the basis of the Academy of the Federal penitentiary service of Russia) examines the impact of involvement in groups of sports improvement. Sport activity motivates for achievement, demands to respect the daily routine, the execution of training plans and the stable mental state of those involved. The results of the study confirm the positive impact of sports activities on reducing the risk of Internet addiction. The following indicators were identified in cadets-athletes: lower indicators in the preference for virtual online communication; a decrease in motivation to go online as a means of improving emotional state; a decrease in uncontrolled regular mental return to the online space; the decrease of difficulties with the planning of stay in the network and reduce overall performance of Internet addiction.

General Information

Keywords: cyber dependence, cyber risks, cyber socialization in the context of university education, the influence of personal self-realization in sports on the tendency to cyber dependence, sports development groups, martial arts, individual typological features.

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2020100211

For citation: Simakova T.A., Zharkikh A.A., Ankudinov N.V. Experimental Study of the Influence of Self-realization of Students in Sports Activities on the Tendency to Cyber Dependence in University Education Context [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2020. Vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 140–150. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2020100211. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tatiyana A. Simakova, PhD in Psychology, senior researcher, Academy of FSIN, Ryazan, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5715-0291, e-mail: simakovatanea@yandex.ru

Alexandra A. Zharkikh, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Chair of General Psychology, Ryazan State University named after S. Yesenin, Ryazan, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1239-9894, e-mail: fonya_02@mail.ru

Nikolay V. Ankudinov, PhD in Education, Professor, Professor of the Department of Physical Training and Sports, Academy of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Ryazan, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6420-5310, e-mail: ankudinov.nik@list.ru



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