Special features of sports management for university students with regard to their value-motivational orientation



Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury №3 2017,  pp.51-53

UDC 796.011.3

Honorary Figure of Russian Higher Education, Dr.Hab., Professor A.E. Bolotin1
Associate Professor, PhD in Education O.E. Piskun1
Dr.Sc.Hist., Professor S.N. Pogodin1
1Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint Petersburg

The paper presents the results of the authors’ research aimed at identifying the special features concerning the encouragement of university students to engage with sporting activities taking into account their values and motivation. During the research it has been established that the degree of students’ involvement in sport activities is regulated by a number of their interests and needs in terms of physical culture, as well as by the importance of the latter in the hierarchy of their value-motivational orientations. Three types of behavior can be differentiated related to the students’ involvement in sporting activities: sport-related, recreational and health-improving. The structure of sport-related behavior comprises quite a low percentage of the need to exercise in order to maintain the required level of psychological comfort. Other important factors determining the passive approach of students to sporting activities are ignoring the students’ individual characteristics when designing training programs, as well as major shortcomings of the way training sessions are organized. Taking into account the value-motivational orientations of students helps to optimize the management of sports work at higher education establishments, to identify specific ways to encourage students to do different kinds of sport, and to set up classes tailored to students’ needs.

Keywords: management of sports activities, value-motivational orientation, university physical education system.


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