Beyond the Individual: Sources of Attitudes Towards Rule Violation in Sport
2012 (English)In: Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, ISSN 1751-1321, Vol. 6, no 4, 467-479 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Today, certain rule-violating behaviours, such as doping, are considered to be an issue of concern for the sport community. This paper underlines and examines the affective dimensions involved in moral responses to, and attitudes towards, rule-violating behaviours in sport. The key role played by affective processes underlying individual-level moral judgement has already been implicated by recent developments in moral psychological theories, and by neurophysiological studies. However, we propose and discuss the possibility of affective processes operating on a social level which may influence athletes’ individual-level attitudes. We conclude that one-sided focus on individual rule- violating behaviour and individual sanctions may prove to be ineffective in coming to terms with the issue. In this regard we recommend a twofold approach by addressing underlying social dimensions, along with preventive measures through affect-oriented education.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 6, no 4, 467-479 p.
rule-violating behaviour, emotion, emotion culture, moral response, moral psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206599DOI: 10.1080/17511321.2012.739194OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-206599DiVA: diva2:644697