Psychological mechanisms underlying morality in sport
Hurst, P. 2019. Psychological mechanisms underlying morality in sport.
Sport is believed to promote prosocial values, such as fair play and sportsmanship (Shields & Bredemeier 1995). However, sport can also promote anti-social behaviors, such as cheating and gamesmanship (Kavussanu 2019). Experiences of antisocial behaviors can have negative consequences for participation in sport and limit opportunities of effectively using sport as a vehicle to develop an athlete’s morality. Therefore, understanding the factors that lead athletes to engage in prosocial and antisocial behaviors is important in our efforts to create a psychologically healthy sport environment. In this symposium, we discuss the results of five cross-sectional studies from data collected in France, Italy, Turkey and the United Kingdom, which have relevance to the development of morality in sport.
|Conference||European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC)|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||15 Mar 2019|
|Completed||07 Mar 2019|
|Accepted||07 Mar 2019|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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