ERIC Number: EJ1141328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Ethical Professional Identity and the Development of Moral Exemplar Collegiate Coaches
Hamilton, Maya G. B.; LaVoi, Nicole M.
Journal of Moral Education, v46 n2 p114-128 2017
Coaches have the potential to influence athletes' moral development, especially at the collegiate level--a powerful period of growth in young adults' lives. As central agents in athlete moral education, coaches' moral development and understanding of professionalism is currently unknown. The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of the ethical professional identity development of sport coaches. In-depth interviews based on moral exemplar and moral identity development theories were conducted with NCAA Division-I collegiate head coaches (n = 12) in the United States who were peer nominated 'moral exemplars'. Interviews elicited themes of moral exemplarity, professionalism, and above average ethical identity development. Results can inform and improve coach education for current and future members of the profession.
Descriptors: Ethics, Professional Identity, Athletic Coaches, Moral Development, College Athletics, Athletes, College Students, Moral Values, Self Concept, Educational Improvement, Statistical Analysis, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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