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Ulybina E.V. Constancy as a distinguishing feature of football fans identity

Full text in Russian: Улыбина Е.В. Неизменность как характеристика идентичности футбольных фанатов
Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia

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The subject of analysis is understanding possibility of the intended change of identity in football fans and non-fans, and relation of the above characteristics with self-esteem and gender parameters. The subjects were members (N = 50) and non-members (N = 50) of football fans clubs. Modified Kuhn–McPartland Twenty Statements Test and modified Bem Sex Role Inventory were used. The results showed that self-image was more tied in fans than in non-fans. Fans are less sure of possibility of the intended change of identity than non-fans. Evaluation of possibility of identity changes in fans is tied with self-esteem, masculinity and prevalence of personality categories over social ones. Non-fans do not show such ties. The identified features of football fans correspond with anti-Protean identity.

Keywords: identity, football fans, identity variability, Protean identity, gender

 

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Received 5 October 2011. Date of publication: 18 June 2012.

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Ulybina Elena V. Ph.D., Professor, L.S.Vygotsky Psychology Institute, Russian State University for the Humanities, Miusskaya pl., 6, 125993 Moscow, Russia.
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Ulybina E.V. Constancy as a distinguishing feature of football fans identity. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 23, p. 6. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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