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Effects of goal orientation and perceived value of toughness on antisocial behavior in soccer: the mediating role of moral disengagement

Boardley, Ian David and Kavussanu, Maria (2010) Effects of goal orientation and perceived value of toughness on antisocial behavior in soccer: the mediating role of moral disengagement. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 32 (2). pp. 176-192. ISSN 0895-2779

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In this study, we examined (a) the effects of goal orientations and perceived value of toughness on antisocial behavior toward opponents and teammates in soccer and (b) whether any effects were mediated by moral disengagement Male soccer players (N = 307) completed questionnaires assessing the aforementioned variables Structural equation modeling indicated that ego orientation had positive and task orientation had negative direct effects on antisocial behavior toward opponents Further, ego orientation and perceived value of toughness had indirect positive effects on antisocial behavior toward opponents and teammates which were mediated by moral disengagement Collectively, these findings aid our understanding of the effects of personal influences on antisocial behavior and of psychosocial mechanisms that could facilitate such antisocial conduct in male soccer players

Type of Work:Article
Date:April 2010 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Education, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Keywords:goal orientation, mediation, toughness, structural equation modeling, confirmatory factor-analysis, sport scale, motivational variables, ego orientation, predictors, mechanisms, validation, tendencies, attitudes, soccer
Subjects:GV Recreation Leisure
BF Psychology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Human Kinetics
ID Code:674
Refereed:YES
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