Doping in bodybuilders : a qualitative investigation of facilitative psychosocial processes

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title = "Doping in bodybuilders : a qualitative investigation of facilitative psychosocial processes",
abstract = "The current study was designed to investigate the psychosocial processes thatsupport PED use in bodybuilders utilising Bandura{\textquoteright}s (1991) social cognitive theoryof moral thought and action. Participants were nine bodybuilders who hadpreviously used or were currently using illicit performance-enhancing substances.In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted to investigate thepsychological and social processes that facilitated their introduction to, and continuation of, doping. Study data were content-analysed deductively using definitions for the eight mechanisms of moral disengagement (Bandura 1991).However, evidence for only six mechanisms was present and a further threeemergent themes were inductively coded. The six mechanisms evidenced weremoral justification, euphemistic labelling, advantageous comparison, displacement of responsibility, diffusion of responsibility and distortion of consequences. The three emergent themes related to the routinisation of doping, discussing doping with family and friends, and progression from supplement use to doping. All nine themes were discussed with reference to Bandura{\textquoteright}s (1991) theory as well as the extant qualitative literature on doping in sport.",
keywords = "moral disengagement, performance-enhancing drugs, positivism, socialisation, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning",
author = "Ian Boardley and Jonathan Grix",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.1080/2159676X.2013.766809",
language = "English",
volume = "6",
pages = "422--439",
journal = "Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health",
issn = "2159-676X",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

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T1 - Doping in bodybuilders : a qualitative investigation of facilitative psychosocial processes

AU - Boardley, Ian

AU - Grix, Jonathan

PY - 2014

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AB - The current study was designed to investigate the psychosocial processes thatsupport PED use in bodybuilders utilising Bandura’s (1991) social cognitive theoryof moral thought and action. Participants were nine bodybuilders who hadpreviously used or were currently using illicit performance-enhancing substances.In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted to investigate thepsychological and social processes that facilitated their introduction to, and continuation of, doping. Study data were content-analysed deductively using definitions for the eight mechanisms of moral disengagement (Bandura 1991).However, evidence for only six mechanisms was present and a further threeemergent themes were inductively coded. The six mechanisms evidenced weremoral justification, euphemistic labelling, advantageous comparison, displacement of responsibility, diffusion of responsibility and distortion of consequences. The three emergent themes related to the routinisation of doping, discussing doping with family and friends, and progression from supplement use to doping. All nine themes were discussed with reference to Bandura’s (1991) theory as well as the extant qualitative literature on doping in sport.

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KW - performance-enhancing drugs

KW - positivism

KW - socialisation

KW - deductive reasoning

KW - inductive reasoning

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JO - Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health

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