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ERIC Number: ED109131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 18
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Opinion of AIAW Coaches toward the Use of Selected Ergogenic Aids.
Meylink, Willa D.
The purpose of this survey was to determine the attitude of Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) coaches toward the use of selected ergogenic aids by women intercollegiate athletes. Questionnaires were sent to coaches of certain AIAW National and/or Regional Tournament teams. The general opinion items indicated that the majority of the population felt that outside sources to improve physical performance should be considered unethical because their use changes the nature of athletic competition. The term "outside sources" included all ergogenic aids but not pre-game taping or massage. There was also a sharp decrease in the number of respondents who considered it unethical to use ergogenic aids to assist recovery after athletic performance was completed. Specific questions concerned with the following five ergogenic aids: (a) amphetamines, (b) sedatives, (c) androgenic-anabolic steroids, (d) local anesthetics, and (e) oral contraceptives. Extensive use was made of the "no opinion" response to these questions, indicating a lack of knowledge concerning the effects of these ergogenic aids. (PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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