Linking coach interpersonal style with athlete doping intentions and doping use: A prospective study

Nikos NTOUMANIS, Vassilis BARKOUKIS, Daniel F. GUCCIARDI, King Chung Derwin CHAN

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Abstract

We brought together various lines of work on motivation, morality, and doping by testing a theory-based model prospectively linking contextual and personal motivational variables, moral attitudes, moral disengagement in doping, doping intentions, and doping use. Participants were 257 Greek athletes who completed a questionnaire pack at the beginning of a sport season. In the case of doping use, we also obtained data close to the end of the same season. The model showed that perceptions of controlling coach behaviors predicted athlete need frustration, which in turn predicted low moral functioning and doping intentions/doping use. The findings highlight pathways (direct and indirect) by which the social environment may impact on athletes' intentions and decisions to engage in doping and could pave the way for future antidoping interventions aimed at improving coaching interpersonal style. Copyright © 2017 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-198
JournalJournal of Sport & Exercise Psychology
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

Citation

Ntoumanis, N., Barkoukis, V., Gucciardi, D. F., & Chan, D. K. C. (2017). Linking coach interpersonal style with athlete doping intentions and doping use: A prospective study. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 39(3), 188-198. doi: 10.1123/jsep.2016-0243

Keywords

  • Coach behaviors
  • Cross-cultural
  • Doping behavior
  • Moral attitudes
  • Moral disengagement
  • Psychological needs
  • Self-determination theory

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