Korean J Sports Med.  2015 Dec;33(2):96-101. 10.5763/kjsm.2015.33.2.96.

Attitudes and Dispositions about Doping of the Korean National Team Who Participated in the Incheon Asian Para Games

Affiliations
  • 1Korea Paralympic Committee, Seoul, Korea. sportler@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Rehaabilitation Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

The purpose
of this study was to investigate the tendencies and awareness of the doping of the Korea national disabled athletes who participated in Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games. The subjects were composed of Korea national athletes (211 person, male 141 person, female 70 person) participated in 16 sports in Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games. Firstly, the data were collected by questionnaires measure including doping knowledge, behavior and attitude (performance enhancement attitude scale, PEAS) and analyzed using SPSS ver. 18.0 for window. The results indicate that female athletes tend to be more generous than men tendencies to for doping (p=0.027). Especially the aged groups showed significant differences in over fifty athletes (p=0.016). The PEAS score according to the sports type showed a generous doping tendency in speed/power type (p=0.01). Furthermore 43% of athletes acquire knowledge of the doping from Sports Association, directors, coaches, while Korea Anti-Doping Agency was lower by 23%. In conclusion, We need to provide education and information to improve awareness of doping for the national team players and coaches.

Keyword

Doping; Disabled; Sports; Athletes
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