Zh. V. Zhiratkova, T. E. Petrova, A. V. Leontyeva. Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle among Students (a Sociological Analysis)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15507/2413-1407.105.026.201804.784-797

Introduction. The issue of public health is still relevant, as not only is it an individual value, but also a social one: an unhealthy population cannot be a reliable support for the state. This is especially true of young people, who are a key indicator of the well-being of the society and the country as a whole. The goal of the paper is to study the opinions of students about a healthy lifestyle and its promotion through tourism, prevention of addictions and negative impacts of various factors.

Materials and Methods. In the course of the research, a set of methods was applied: analytical and synthetic study of scientific and methodological literature, logical methods for analyzing concepts, questionnaire surveys, expert evaluation, etc. The study also used quota sampling. Percentage distribution and ranking were used to process the empirical data.

Results. The conducted experiment has revealed that most students enjoy good health and show optimism, they have a tolerant attitude towards people consuming alcohol or drugs. The study has proved that health and well-being of young people depend on the socio-psychological microclimate in students’ groups and dormitories, as well as on the friendship and solidarity of students themselves.

Discussion and Conclusion. Only promoting a fashion for a healthy lifestyle one can protect students from negative consequences during the transition from the youth to adulthood. The materials obtained can become the basis for monitoring these processes in educational organizations and set new vectors for students’ better health, for improving the teamwork of teachers and mentors.

Keywords: healthy lifestyle, students, state of health, addictions, alcoholic drinks, unhealthy diet, physical activity

Acknowledgments. The authors are grateful to the reviewer, whose valuable comments allowed them to correct factual inaccuracies and improve the quality of the text.

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Submitted 07.05.2018; accepted for publication 15.06.2018; published online 28.12.2018.

About the authors:

Zhanna V. Zhiratkova, Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and the Humanities, Moscow Branch of Russian International Academy for Tourism (5 Bldg. 4G-D, 71 Izmailovskoe Shosse, Moscow 105613, Russia), Ph. D. (Sociology), Associate Professor, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5052-8706, zanna_z@mail.ru

Tatiana E. Petrova, Professor, Department of Public Administration and Social Technologies, Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) (4 Volokolamskoe Shosse, Moscow 125993, Russia), Ph. D. (Sociology), ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3039-179X, peta-63@mail.ru

Alesya V. Leontyeva, Associate Professor, Department of English Philology and Translation Studies, Moscow City University (4 Vtoroy Selskokhozyaystvenny Proezd, Moscow 129226, Russia), Ph. D. (Philology), Associate Professor, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3378-1192, Scopus ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56998667200, lealesya1979@yandex.ru

Contribution of the authors:

Zhanna V. Zhiratkova – academic supervision; production of the idea of the article and the choice of research methods; preparation of the initial version of the text; conducting a survey; collecting data in groups; provision of resources.

Tatiana E. Petrova – theoretical analysis of the literature on the research problem; critical analysis and revision of the text.

Alesya V. Leontyeva – analysis of foreign literature; writing a review.

For citation:

Zhiratkova Zh.V., Petrova T.E., Leontyeva A.V. Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle among Students (a Sociological Analysis). Regionologiya = Regionology. 2018; 26(4):784-797. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15507/2413-1407.105.026.201804.784-797

All authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

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