ISSN 1652–7224  :::  Published november 16, 2005
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Soccer morals

Jesper Thiborg
Sports Science, Malmö University College




 

The purpose of this study was to examine senior soccer players’ personality traits, motives for sport participation, and morals in sport when it comes to rule violation, fair play and sportspersonship. Furthermore, possible differences between players at an elite level and players at a lower level and between men and women were examined in terms of personality traits, motives and morals in sport. Possible interaction effects were examined. Correlations between the different areas were studied. The participants in the study was 150 soccer players, of which 67 were men and 83 were women. The The different variables were studied by using a four part questionnaire. Two of the parts where Swedish translations of PMQ and NEO-FFI. The results show differences between soccer players’ personality traits, motives for sport participation and moral in sport, as well as differences between men and women’s personality traits.  The analysis showed differences in motives for sport participation and moral in sport depending on athletic level and gender. In conclusion, the results showed correlations between the three studied areas. Soccer players’ personality traits, motives for sport participation, and morals in sport differ depending on athletic level and gender.

 



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