ERIC Number: ED382620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-29
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship of Competition and a Christian Liberal Arts Education on Moral Reasoning of College Student Athletes.
Beller, Jennifer M.; And Others
This study examined whether religious education courses in the basic studies curriculum affected moral reasoning about competition among athletes and nonathletes in four small colleges. Participants (N=285) completed the Hahm-Beller Values Choice Inventory. Nonathletes (NA) scored significantly higher than did athletes in team sports (TS), but not significantly higher than those in individual sports (IS). IS athletes also scored significantly higher than TS athletes. Females scored higher than males in all categories, with IS females scoring significantly higher than both TS females and IS males, and NA females scoring significantly higher than all other categories. Results suggest that whatever impact religious education courses may have does not seem to carry over to the sport environment. Further studies are recommended. (Contains 38 references.) (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Athletes
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Portland, OR, March 29, 1995).