The role of personal ethics in athlete and stakeholder perceptions of anti-doping

The role of personal ethics in athlete and stakeholder perceptions of anti-doping

Abstract

Whilst there has been a great deal of attention focused within the anti-doping literature on moral processes, existing evidence has been heavily influenced by Kohlberg’s Moral Development Theory. Unlike moral pluralists such as James (19091987), Kohlberg (1971, p. 232) argued that “Virtue is ultimately one, not many [processes], and it is always the same ideal form regardless of climate or culture”. This absolutist view of morality argues that certain acts are inherently right or wrong. However, such a position has been heavily criticised for failing to account for cultural differences (Gilligan 1982, Greene & Haidt, 2002). This project proposes to examine the moral mechanisms that underpin doping intentions across cultures so that a bespoke value-based anti-doping training programmes may be developed.

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Rotterdam, Netherlands