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Athletes’ values, attitudes and justifications for the doping ban: an analysis of Canadian retired and current National Volleyball Team players’ perspectives

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dc.contributor.supervisor Teetzel, Sarah (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) en_US
dc.contributor.author Durst, Olivia
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-01T15:01:03Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-01T15:01:03Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/18309
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the attitudes and justifications athletes have in regards to doping in sport, and specifically the current doping ban. A historical analysis of anti-doping policy development in Canada was completed to determine how the current anti-doping system operates in Canada. Semi-structured interviews were then conducted with retired and current members of the Women’s and Men’s Canadian National Volleyball Teams. Content analysis was used to analyze the interview transcripts and to draw out the resulting themes. From the interviews it emerged that the Canadian volleyball athletes participating in this study viewed the doping ban as a list of rules they must follow in order to remain eligible to compete. The athletes’ perspectives on the doping ban differ from the reasons historically and currently provided by anti-doping organizations, as the athletes participating in this study did not discuss values in their reasons for following the doping ban in sport. en_US
dc.subject doping en_US
dc.subject athletes en_US
dc.subject perspectives en_US
dc.subject doping ban en_US
dc.title Athletes’ values, attitudes and justifications for the doping ban: an analysis of Canadian retired and current National Volleyball Team players’ perspectives en_US
dc.degree.discipline Kinesiology and Recreation Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Field, Russell (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) Schafer, Arthur (Philosophy) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2013 en_US


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