Investigation of prosocial and antisocial behaviors of young athletes in terms of moral decision making attitudes

Keywords: moral attitude, team sports, behaviors, young athletes

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate the prosocial and antisocial behaviors of young athletes in terms of their moral decision making attitudes. Material: The study group consists of male athletes, aged among 13-17, who are licensed in the infrastructure of amateur and professional sports clubs in Trabzon/Turkey. "Attitudes to Moral Decision-making in Youth Sports Questionnaire (AMDYSQ)” and “Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior in Sports Scale (PABSS)” was used as a data collection tool. Descriptive statistics, MANOVA, and correlation were used to analyze the data. Results: As a result of the study, while the athletes' prosocial and antisocial behaviors do not show a significant difference according to the sporting year variable, the moral decision-making attitudes of the athletes show a significant difference according to the sporting year variable. In addition, as a result of the correlation analysis, it was observed that there were low and medium positive and negative relations between the sub-factors of the prosocial and antisocial behavior and the moral decision-making attitudes of young athletes.Conclusions: The present study indicated that good moral attitudes positively contributed to prosocial and antisocial behaviors during the competition.

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Author Biography

S. Alemdag, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Physical Education and Sport Teaching, Trabzon University
serdar.alemdag@trabzon.edu.tr; Trabzon, Turkey

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2019-06-29
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Alemdag S. Investigation of prosocial and antisocial behaviors of young athletes in terms of moral decision making attitudes. Pedagogics, psychology, medical-biological problems of physical training and sports. 2019;23(3):112-7. https://doi.org/10.15561/18189172.2019.0301
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