Fear of failure predicts doping likelihood in competitive athletes
Hurst, P. 2018. Fear of failure predicts doping likelihood in competitive athletes.
Fear of failure is the motive to avoid failure in achievement contexts (Conroy et al., 2002). It has been proposed that athletes who are motivated to avoid failure are more likely to report antisocial behaviors (i.e. aggression and cheating; Sagar et al., 2011). Such behaviours can have negative consequences on achievement, mental health and morality (Kavussanu 2019). The latter has been suggested as a key variable that influences an athlete’s decision to use performance enhancing substances (i.e. doping; Backhouse et al., 2016). However, no study has investigated the relationship between fear of failure and an athlete’s decision to dope.
|Conference||European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC)|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||15 Mar 2019|
|Completed||15 Jul 2018|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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