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dc.contributor.authorMoston, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorEngelberg, Associate Professor Terryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:57:46Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:57:46Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-15T01:55:27Z
dc.identifier.issn17430437en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03031853.2011.625277en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/46137
dc.description.abstractIn the last few years, a large number of cases have come to light in which celebrated individuals, and even whole teams, have been found to have used either banned performance enhancing or 'recreational' drugs. There are two very different perspectives on this issue. On the one hand, some see the use of banned drugs as a threat to sport, whereas on the other hand, the use of performance enhancing drugs is actually lauded as a way of energizing flagging public interest in sport. This study is the first survey of Australian popular opinion on the incidence and seriousness of drug use in sport. Data were collected via telephone interviews featuring a nationally representative sample of 2520 participants. Results showed that the public believe that a quarter of athletes use banned performance-enhancing drugs, and a third use banned recreational drugs. The sport most commonly identified as one where performanceenhancing drug use is common was athletics (Australian Football League for recreational drugs). The public were strongly opposed to all forms of drug use in sport, yet opinion was divided as to whether anti-doping investigations should be handled by the police. Results are discussed in light of the efforts of anti-doping agencies to enforce rules and procedures that the public may not fully comprehend.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom64en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto77en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSport in Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999en_US
dc.titlePerceived incidence of drug use in Australian sport: A survey of public opinionen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Sport in Society, Vol. 15(1), 2012, pp. 64-77. Sport in Society is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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