Superstitions, cultures et sports, entre croyances et rationalisations. Le cas exploratoire d’une équipe féminine professionnelle de volleyball en France

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to clarify the respective influence of the nationality and more widely of the Culture on the recourse to superstition. It analyses the presence of superstitious beliefs within a professional female volleyball team gathering players of different nationalities. The dual use of quantitative and qualitative methods (questionnaires, sociometry and interviews) helps reveal the complexity of the superstitious phenomenon. Results show that culture is indeed at the core of superstitious practices. Primary socialization, i.e education and family’s values, has a decisive influence on type of rituals used. We identify three superstitious profiles based on nationality
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Manon Eluère, Stéphane Héas. Superstitions, cultures et sports, entre croyances et rationalisations. Le cas exploratoire d’une équipe féminine professionnelle de volleyball en France. Les cahiers Internationaux de Psychologie Sociale, Éd. de l'Université de Liège, 2017, 113 (1), pp.25. ⟨10.3917/cips.113.0025⟩. ⟨hal-02171668⟩

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