2012, Volume 4, Issue 4
Questionnaire of Sports Ethics – A Tool for Assessing Moral Behaviour in Sport
Artur Ziółkowski1, Anna Strzałkowska2, Wojciech Sakłak1, Barbara Zarańska1, Iwona Bonisławska1
1Department of Theory of Physical Education, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport in Gdansk
2Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism, University of Gdansk
Author for correspondence: Artur Ziółkowski; Department of Theory of Physical Education, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport in Gdansk; email: aziolkowski[at]awf.gda.pl
Background: The concept of ethical codes describes and explains morality of modern sportspersons. Authors of the article constructed a tool for assessing methods of moral behaviour in sport on the basis of the concept of ethical codes. The aim of this work is to present a tool for assessing a profile of moral behaviour of people involved in sport (both competitors, coaches and sports activists).
Material/Methods: The Questionnaire of Sports Ethics consists of 52 statements which are classified into 5 scales that correspond to specific ethical codes. Respondents assess to what extent a form of behaviour described in the questionnaire is proper (praiseworthy, mark 3) or improper (needed to be condemned, mark −3).
Results: The new tool is both reliable and accurate.
Conclusions: A theory of 5 ethical codes organizes a multitude of worldview thoughts explaining the way of activities assessment in the sphere of sport depending on the culture.
Key words: ethical codes, types of moral behaviour in sport