ERIC Number: EJ972998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Loyalty: Why Is It so Problematic in Athletics?
Stoll, Sharon Kay
Journal of College and Character, v13 n2 May 2012
What is loyalty and why is it problematic in athletics? The author discusses the ethical lapses that can occur when a powerful social value, "loyalty," trumps individuals' ability to make moral decisions. She argues that education about morality should be a necessary part of sport education and explains how moral education programs can make a difference in reasoning and sometimes moral behavior of athlete populations. Research on moral reasoning with athlete and coach populations is given.
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Physical Education, Athletes, Social Values, Moral Development, Integrity, Ethics, Moral Values, Higher Education, Athletics, Athletic Coaches, Team Sports
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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