Doping in Soccer: A Moral Psychology Perspective

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Abstract

Drawing from research on moral psychology in sport, a conceptual model of doping is proposed. In this model, three variables, performance motivational climate, moral atmosphere and moral identity are hypothesized to predict the intention to use banned substances to enhance performance. These variables are assumed to exert their influence on doping intention via three mediators: ego orientation, moral disengagement, and anticipated guilt. Findings from a large sample of football players recruited from three European countries largely support this model. These findings have implications for the way anti-doping interventions are designed.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience and Football VIII
Subtitle of host publicationThe Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress on Science and Football
EditorsJens Bangsbo, Peter Krustrup, Peter Riis Hansen, Laila Ottesen, Gertrud Pfister, Anne Marie Elbe
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2016

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