Coaching and Moral Dilemmas in Sport

Guest blogger Doris Matosic from the University of Birmingham talks about her research on coaching and moral dilemmas

Sport coaches play a major role in creating effective training environments that help shape athletes’ sport experiences. To help us understand the effects of the training environment on athletes’ experiences, I have been conducting research on this subject as part of my PhD studies in the School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

My earlier research revealed a strong link between coach personality factors, coach behaviour, and athlete motivation. Now my current study seeks to examine these associations between coaches’ personalities, their beliefs and attitudes relating to coach behaviour and moral issues in sport such as use of performance enhancing drugs.

The study findings should help to create workshops and interventions aimed at educating coaches on how to create more positive sport experiences for the athletes they coach.

Take part in research

To strengthen the study, we are keen to recruit as many coaches as possible from a wide variety of coaching and sporting backgrounds. You can take part in the research by completing a short survey (approx. 15 min’s).

The questionnaire is completely anonymous and all answers will be kept completely confidential. Under absolutely no circumstances will the researchers share your data with anyone else.

If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire or our study, please feel free to contact me via email [email protected]or my supervisor [email protected]via email.

Thank you for considering taking part, your participation would be greatly appreciated if you are willing and able to take part.

Doris Matosic

ESRC-funded Doctoral Researcher

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Birmingham

Twitter: @dokica0708

If you would like to participate in our study please click on the following link: