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Contextual influences on moral functioning of college basketball players

By Maria Kavussanu, Glyn C Roberts and Nikos Ntoumanis

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the role of moral atmosphere and perceived performance motivational climate on moral functioning of college basketball players and to determine the relationship between moral atmosphere and perceived performance motivational climate. A total of 199 athletes participated in the study. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the interrelationships among the variables of interest. Athletes’ perceptions of the moral atmosphere of their team had a significant effect on moral functioning, while the effect of performance motivational climate on moral functioning was not significant. Perceptions of a performance motivational climate were positively associated with the moral atmosphere of the team. Implications of the findings for eliminating unsportspersonlike conduct in the sport realm are discussed

Topics: GV Recreation Leisure, BF Psychology
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bham.ac.uk:570

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