Concept “Health Culture” in System of Categories “Culture” and “Health”

Author`s Contribution:

Melnyk Yu. B. 1, 2, 3 ABDEFG
Pypenko I. S. 2, 3 ADE
A — Study design;
B — Data collection;
C — Statistical analysis;
D — Data interpretation;
E — Manuscript preparation;
F — Literature search;
G — Funds collection;
  • National Academy of the National Guard of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Kharkiv Regional Public Organization “Culture of Health”(KRPOCH), Ukraine
  • Scientific Research Institute KRPOCH, Ukraine
Received: 16.01.2019Accepted: 16.02.2019Published: 29.03.2019
Background and aim of study:
The research deals with studying the concept “health culture”. The scientific papers which concern interpretation of the definitions “culture” and “health” as well as their types, have been analysed. The aim of the study: to define the place of the concept “health culture” in the system of categories “culture” and “health”.
Research methods:
Methodology of the system approach to studying the concept “health culture” has been applied, as well as a set of theoretical research methods such as deduction and induction, analysis and synthesis, abstraction, comparison, generalisation, systematisation, results interpretation.
Configuration of various knowledge and opinions on culture and health indicates that there is a close connection and correlation between culture and health. The literature analysis in psychology, medicine, philosophy and pedagogy allows researching scientists’ views on this matter. The place of the concept “health culture” is determined and graphically illustrated in the system of categories “culture” and “health”. The aspect analysis of the concept “health culture” has been applied in order to indicate genus and species relationships of its components, determining correlation between them and grounding their necessity and sufficiency.
The methodology of the research has allowed studying the categories “culture” and “health”. Their image has been changing historically during several centuries. The concept “health culture” is presented as one of the elements of the concepts system, that has a close correlation with such concepts as physical, psychological, social and spiritual culture as well as physical, mental (psychological), social and spiritual health, etc. A set of theoretical methods has allowed studying the concept “health culture” and determining within the philosophical area its aspects, such as gnoseological, anthropological, axiological, and ontological. The essential characteristics of the concept “health culture” are ascertained and its place in the system of categories “culture” and “health” is determined.
culture, health, health culture, classification of definitions, system of categories.
© 2019 Melnyk Yu. B., Pypenko I. S. Published by Archives of International Journal of Education and Science
DOI and UDC:
DOI 10.26697/ijes.2019.1.07; UDC 164.223.1:613.7/.9+008
Information about the authors:
Melnyk Yuriy Borysovych (Corresponding Author) –; [email protected]; Doctor of Philosophy in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of Psychology and Pedagogy; National Academy of the National Guard of Ukraine; Founder and Chairman of the Board, KRPOCH; Director, Scientific Research Institute KRPOCH; Kharkiv, Ukraine. Pypenko Iryna Sergiivna –; [email protected]; Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Associate Professor; Kharkiv Regional Public Organization “Culture of Health”, Scientific Research Institute KRPOCH; Kharkiv, Ukraine.