Advances in Social Behavior Research

Advances in Social Behavior Research

ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 02 February 2023

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Analyzing the Occupational Sigma of Sport Athletes in China

Zhicheng Guo * 1
1 High School Department, Quality School International, Chengdu American Garden, 188 South Sect.3, 3rd Ring R&D, Chengdu, China

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Social Behavior Research, ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 462-467
Published 02 February 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Zhicheng Guo. Analyzing the Occupational Sigma of Sport Athletes in China. ASBR (2023) ASBR ICEIPI 2022: 462-467.


In today's environment, hatred toward athletes is becoming increasingly frequent among regular people. They are negatively affected. PE teachers, on the other hand, are perceived as "laborers" by the general population. According to ancient Chinese ideas, hardworking individuals reign over others in some places, such as China. In reality, this cultural inheritance of discrimination persists to this day, and is also the cultural gene of "stigmatization" of Chinese sports practitioners. As a result, athletes are seen negatively. Consider how people perceive and value athletes, as well as how others interact with them in sports. They are, on the other hand, athletes who compete in sporting events. Allowing them to attend university is no longer required. Others were aware of the situation as it grew. Despite this, no one is doing anything to stem the tide. This essay will illustrate how this bias impacts individuals and athletes, as well as how we may assess and tackle the problem using macro, meso, and micro aspects.


Occupational sigma, Discrimination, Athletes, Sports.


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