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dc.contributor.authorEngelberg, Associate Professor Terryen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoston, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Jamesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:34:35Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:34:35Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-08-20T00:37:36Z
dc.identifier.issn09687637en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/09687637.2011.590556en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41581
dc.description.abstractAims: An implicit rationale for anti-doping legislation is that doping damages the public image of sport and that this, in turn, has serious consequences for the sporting industry. However, there is scant evidence that doping impacts on public opinion, and even less so that it has dire consequences for sports consumerism. This study sought to fill a void in public policy debate by canvassing public opinion on a range of anti-doping policies and practices. Methods: A representative sample of the Australian public (n?=?2520) responded to a telephone survey with questions on performance enhancing and illicit drug use. Findings: The majority agreed that clubs should be penalized if athletes were found to use drugs and that companies and government should stop sponsoring athletes who have been using drugs. Opinion was split on the issue of whether performance-enhancing drug use should be criminalized (slight majority in favour). Conclusions: These results show that the Australian public support anti-doping measures. As anti-doping initiatives become more widespread, invasive and costly, policy makers will need to ensure that anti-doping legislation maintains strong public support.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom84en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto87en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDrugsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSport and Exercise Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170114en_US
dc.titlePublic perception of sport anti-doping policy in Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Informa Healthcare. This is an electronic version of an article published in Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, Vol. 19 (1), 2012, pp.84-87. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy is available online at: http://informahealthcare.com with the open URL of your article.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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