Football as part of social capital of modern youth: regional aspect


Dr.Sc.Soc., Associate Professor E.V. Kargapolova1
Dr.Sc.Pol., Professor A.P. Koshkin1
Dr.Sc.Soc., Professor N.V. Dulina2
PhD, Associate Professor Yu.A. Davydova1
1Plekhanov Russian University of Economics G.V., Moscow
2Volgograd State University, Volgograd

Objective of the present study was to identify regional features of football training in the structure of social capital of modern youth.
Methods and structure of the study. We analyzed information from foreign sources devoted to the results of relevant studies conducted in various regions of the world. We used the results of a specific sociological study "The 2018 FIFA World as viewed by the young people", which had been initiated and implemented by the Russian Society of Sociologists in November-December 2017. The data array totaled 4,703 profiles of students from 50 universities in 25 cities of Russia, including 250 students from Astrakhan.
Results and conclusions. It was shown that Astrakhan students play football more often than those throughout the Russian Federation. Therefore, football occupies a special place in the structure of social capital of the natives of Astrakhan, but the regional sports infrastructure potential is lower than in the whole country.

Keywords: football, social capital, student community, region.


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