ERIC Number: ED121779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Opinion of NCAA Coaches and Trainers Toward the Use of Ergogenic Drugs.
Meylink, Willa D.; Struck, Phyllis J.
This study determined the opinion of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) coaches and trainers toward the use of certain ergogenic drugs. A researcher-constructed opinionnaire consisting of 38 statements was sent to football, wrestling, basketball, gymnastics, swimming and diving, and track and field coaches and trainers. Those surveyed were associated with teams which competed at the NCAA conference. The results were based upon responses from 584 coaches and trainers. The responses were analyzed using descriptive statistics and percent response. The coaches and trainers disagreed with the use of amphetamines, sedatives, and steroids by male intercollegiate athletes. It was the opinion of those surveyed that the use of ergogenic drugs changed the essence of sport and should be considered unethical. The opinions of the NCAA coaches and trainers concerning the effects of drugs on athletic performance were very diverse. There was strong support for both an educational campaign concerning the effects and side effects of ergogenic drugs and for the establishment of guidelines for drug usage. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wyoming Univ., Laramie.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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