Moral disengagement and doping / Maria Kavussanu
- Published in: The psychology of doping in sport / V. Barkoukis, L. Lazuras, H. Tsorbatzoudis (Eds.). - Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. - (Part 3: Ethical aspects and implications in doping use and control; p. 151-164)
- ISBN 9781138705197
The focus of this chapter is on this construct as applied to doping. The chapter starts by briefly outlining the main tenets of social-cognitive theory as they pertain to moral disengagement and describes the moral disengagement mechanisms. Next, the instruments that measure this construct and have been used in doping research are briefly discussed, followed by a review of quantitative studies examining moral disengagement and doping variables in athletes. Finally, qualitative studies in bodybuilders are reviewed, and the chapter ends with some concluding remarks.