Understanding doping decisions in sport

Dickinson, C., and Quirk, F. (2010) Understanding doping decisions in sport. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12 (S2). pp. 219-220.

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Greater understanding is required of the motivational factors that contribute to doping behaviour in sport. Social science methodology is relevant in exploring this issue. The current study directly sought to investigate the underlying motives and opinions surrounding performance enhancing drug and method use in Australian sport. Health psychology models that address behaviour change may be the key to identifying the decision making process around compliance with anti-doping policy. Constructs of the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA), such as decisional balance, ambivalence, self-efficacy, situational temptations, and perceived reward for effort, may impact an athletes desire to engage in performance enhancing behaviours or for support personnel to facilitate this behaviour. Health psychology methods and clinical techniques were incorporated into a mixed methods research design to identify those factors that may be linked to compliance or non compliance with antidoping policy in sport, as well as the factors that may increase the likelihood of engaging in doping behaviour.

Item ID: 9956
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1878-1861
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Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2010 03:14
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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