Dimensions of morality and their determinants in sport
Ηθική -- Morality -- Ηθική ανάπτυξη -- Moral development -- Αθλητισμός -- Κοινωνικές απόψεις -- Sports -- Social aspects --
Ελληνική Ψυχολογική Εταιρεία
This paper reviews research examining dimensions of morality and their determinants in sport. Three moral development theories that have guidedempirical work in sport are briefly discussed in the first part of the paper. In the second part, research investigating moral issues in sport is reviewed. Initial work examined the effects of sport participation on moral development as reflected on one's level of moral reasoning and the link of the latter to morally relevant attitudes and behaviours. Although this line of research has revealed that some athletes operate at lower levels of moral development than nonathletes, the findings are not consistent across gender, type of sport or competitive level and are therefore inconclusive.