Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Influence of value orientations of rural population on formation of self-preserving behavior

Year: 2014, volume 10 Issue: №3 Pages: 465-468
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Review
Authors: Yurova I.Yu., Fyodorova L.M., Chernyshkova E.V.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

Formation of self-preserving behavior of rural population is defined both by external conditions and factors, and by way of living of a particular person, its value orientations towards his or her own health, and later — by practical implementation of appropriate behavioral values. System of values as the element of culture and essential factor that forms people's attitude to their health determines health-saving or health-destructing practice. In reality, however, there is a mismatch of value orientations of rural population and practical actions for maintaining (destructing) its health.

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