W.A.R and compliance with anti-doping policy in sport

Dickinson, C., and Quirk, F. (2008) W.A.R and compliance with anti-doping policy in sport. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60 (S1). p. 135.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to investigate the issues and perceptions that feature in the decision making process of complying or not complying with anti-doping policies in sport. Social science approaches are applied to investigate the likely intentions or actions concerning performance enhancing drug (PED) use. Five experimental groups are incorporated in the design of this study: nonactive participants, regular exercisers, amateur sporting club members, professional athletes, and coaches or trainers. The sample size for each experimental group is 50, with a total of 250 participants. Each participant is presented with a randomised selection of scenarios describing a sports person in a number of different contexts. Participants are asked to rate the scenario on the risk of PED use and potential contributing factors. Data analysis will focus on the comparisons between the different levels of sport engagement of each group and the different influencing factors presented in the scenarios. This research will provide a greater understanding of the underlying motivations of PED use and will provide valuable information for those engaged with and in sport. A follow up study is intended to address those factors found to increase the probability of compliance or non compliance with anti-doping policies.

Item ID: 9950
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1742-9536
Date Deposited: 04 May 2010 03:40
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 60%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 50%
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