Students' Attitude to Doping Practices in Russia, China, USA and India


Sinyutin M.V.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Professor, Saint Petersburg State University, Assoc. Researcher, Sociological Institute, RAS, Saint Petersburg, Russia m.sinutin@spbu.ru

Ivan E.

PhD, Professor at Saint John’s University, New York, USA ivane@stjohns.edu

Tewari S.

PhD, Board Member of the Indian Sociological Society, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India tewarisan67@gmail.co

Jin Junkai

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assistant Research fellow (postdoc) at School of Health and Humanities, Peking University, Beijing, China; Associate Researcher, Sociological Institute, RAS, Saint Petersburg, Russia j530519513@126.com

DOI: 10.31857/S013216250009307-0
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Sinyutin M.V., Ivan E., Tewari S., Jin Junkai Students' Attitude to Doping Practices in Russia, China, USA and India. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2020. No 7. P. 148-154




Abstract

Sport is a special sphere of public space in modern society, which is formed due to the complex interaction of various social agents. Based on the results of a comparative study of students’ attitudes in Russia, China, the United States, and India, the authors tried to identify common and special features of attitude to doping in sports, as well as related national, cultural, and political characteristics. There are two types of attitudes to stimulants and doping: “Indian-American”, with a high degree of rejection, and “Russian-Chinese”, with a medium degree of rejection. The article presents students‘ assessments of doping practices in different countries, as well as their attitude to the validity of accusations against Russian athletes for using doping in recent years.


Keywords
sociology of sport; sports public; doping; student youth; comparative research

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