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|Moral codes vs. moral attitudes of competitors and non-competitors|
Artur Ziółkowski, Anna Strzałkowska
Research Yearbook 2005; 11(1):68-72
|Article type: Original article|
|IC™ Value: 4.75|
|Background. The paper analyzes the influence of trait schemes, known as codes of ethics  on sports morality (moral attitudes in sports) among people who train sports and those who do not. The following 5 codes of ethics were|
analyzed: autonomy, productivity, dignity, collectivism and divinity. The aim of the study was to determine which codes of ethics dominate and whether and how they affect moral attitudes of athletes. The results obtained in the group of athletes were then compared with the results obtained in the group of non-athletes which served as a control group.
Material and methods. The subjects of the study were athletes – freshmen from Gdañsk Academy of Physical Education and Sport (n=100) and young people who do not train any sport freshmen from Gdańsk Management College majoring in sociology (n=100). In order to determine which code of ethics dominated we used the Ethics Questionnaire . In order to determine moral attitudes in sports, we used the Questionnaire of Sports Morality .
Results. People who train sports obtained higher results in all five analyzed codes of ethics. The greatest differences were observed in the collectivism and productivity codes of ethics. Athletes were less morally judgmental than
non-athletes in their evaluation of particular sports-related situations.
Conclusions. The group of sportspeople is characterized by a statistically significant higher level of all moral codes in comparison with non-training people. The most noticeable differences refer to the ethic of community and the ethic of productivity.