A system of values and its types contrasted with fair play attitude of teenagers on the verge of adulthood
Background. A new era of youth and formation of a new system of values are much talked about. The aim of this study was to describe and explain the relationship between socioeducational factors and the growing popularity of the attitude of fair play among young people undertaking physical activity and at the same time experiencing the formation of a new system of values and morality. Material and methods. The study involved more than 600 senior high school students from 2 kinds of schools: sports-oriented and Christian. The study was conducted in Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot in 2000, 2008 and 2012. Youth for testing were chosen randomly, regardless of affiliation to these schools. The variable that differentiated respondents from these schools was involvement of young people in sport. An auditory survey was used during a lesson in a special research room. Results. General value system in general is an important and significant predictor of attitudes of fair play. High evaluation of the higher-order values, such as the truth, the holy and the moral, are of particular importance for the development of sports morality. Conclusion. A way to change the negative trends in the axiosphere of today’s youth is educating young people in the values of fair play.
Key words: value system, fair play, adolescence
Słowa kluczowe: system wartości, fair play, adolescencja